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1339250: CVE-2016-4446 setroubleshoot-plugins: insecure commands.getoutput use in the allow_execstack plugin
A shell command injection flaw was found in the way the setroubleshoot allow_execstack plugin executed external commands. A local attacker able to trigger an execstack SELinux denial could use this flaw to execute arbitrary code with root privileges.

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CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 6.9
Base Metrics AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity Medium
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 7 (setroubleshoot-plugins) RHSA-2016:1293 2016-06-23
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (setroubleshoot-plugins) RHSA-2016:1267 2016-06-21

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 setroubleshoot-plugins Not affected
Unless explicitly stated as not affected, all previous versions of packages in any minor update stream of a product listed here should be assumed vulnerable, although may not have been subject to full analysis.


This issue was discovered by Milos Malik (Red Hat).
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