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Category:   OS (Linux)  >   Linux Kernel Vendors:   kernel.org
Linux Kernel XFS Attribute Processing Flaw Lets Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1031853
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1031853
CVE Reference:   CVE-2015-0274   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Mar 6 2015
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via local system, Root access via local system, User access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in the Linux Kernel. A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system.

A local user with access to an XFS file system mount can exploit a memory corruption flaw in the replacing of remote attributes to gain elevated privileges on the target system.

Eric Windisch of the Docker project reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A local user can obtain root privileges on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix, available at:

http://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=8275cdd0e7ac550dcce2b3ef6d2fb3b808c1ae59

Vendor URL:  www.kernel.org/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Mar 6 2015 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Linux Kernel XFS Attribute Processing Flaw Lets Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
Red Hat has issued a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.



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