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1211835: CVE-2015-3315 abrt: Various race-conditions and symlink issues found in abrt
It was found that ABRT was vulnerable to multiple race condition and symbolic link flaws. A local attacker could use either of these flaws to potentially escalate their privileges on the system.

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This issue affects the versions of the abrt package as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and 7.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 7.2
Base Metrics AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity Low
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Complete
Integrity Impact Complete
Availability Impact Complete

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (abrt) RHSA-2015:1210 2015-07-07
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (abrt) RHSA-2015:1083 2015-06-09

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 7 abrt 2.1.11-22.el7_1 Fixed
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 7 libreport 2.1.11-23.ael7b_1 Fixed
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 libreport 2.0.9-21.el6_6.1 Fixed
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 abrt 2.0.8-26.el6_6.1 Fixed


It is recommended to disable abrt via the following command line, till the flaws have been resolved:
sysctl -w kern.core_pattern=core

Note: This will reset, if abrt is re-started.

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