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Date: Tue, 13 Sep 2016 13:45:37 +0200
From: Martin Prpic <>
To: "oss-security\" <>
Subject: CVE-2016-6299 mock: privilige escalation via mock-scm


It was found that mock's scm plug-in would parse a given spec file with
root priviliges. This could allow an attacker who is able to start a
build of an rpm with a specially crafted spec file within mock's
environment to elevate their priviliges and escape the chroot.

Red Hat bug:

Upstream patch:

Martin Prpič / Red Hat Product Security

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