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Date: Thu, 8 Jan 2015 20:10:18 -0800
From: David Jorm <>
Subject: CVE request: local privilege escalation flaw in Red Star OS 3.0

Hi All

Red Star OS 3.0 (붉은별) ships with the root account disabled. A flaw has been
identified that allows a local user to jailbreak the environment and gain
root access. As noted here:

"The root user is disabled on Red Star, and it doesn’t look like there is a
way to enable it. Fortunately, they left a big security hole: the Software
Manager (, which runs as root through sudo and will install any
RPM package, even if unsigned."

Please assign a CVE ID to this issue.



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