Exploits Discovered - Published CVE-2017-14730
Title: app-admin/logstash-bin root privilege escalation via init script
Author: Michael Orlitzky
Fixedin: versions 5.5.3 and 5.6.1, commits bbd6cb3 and 18f97c8
The Gentoo app-admin/logstash-bin package before version 5.5.3 allows its local unprivileged user to gain root by creating a hard link in a directory on which >chown is called recursively by the OpenRC service script.
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