Local privilege escalation to the root user with userhelper and libuser (CVE-2015-3245 and CVE-2015-3246)

Solution Verified - Updated -

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7

Issue

  • A vulnerability in the userhelper utility, CVE-2015-3245, and libuser utility, CVE-2015-3246, may be combined to allow for local privilege escalation to the root user.

Resolution

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