Public Date:
1378577: CVE-2016-7545 policycoreutils: SELinux sandbox escape via TIOCSTI ioctl
It was found that the sandbox tool provided in policycoreutils was vulnerable to a TIOCSTI ioctl attack. A specially crafted program executed via the sandbox command could use this flaw to execute arbitrary commands in the context of the parent shell, escaping the sandbox.

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CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 6.8
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact Partial
Availability Impact Partial

CVSS v3 metrics

CVSS3 Base Score 8.6
CVSS3 Base Metrics CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H
Attack Vector Local
Attack Complexity Low
Privileges Required None
User Interaction Required
Scope Changed
Confidentiality High
Integrity Impact High
Availability Impact High

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extended Update Support 7.2 (policycoreutils) RHSA-2017:0535 2017-03-15
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extended Update Support 7.1 (policycoreutils) RHSA-2017:0536 2017-03-15
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (policycoreutils) RHSA-2016:2702 2016-11-14
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (policycoreutils) RHSA-2016:2702 2016-11-14

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 policycoreutils Not affected
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