Exploits Discovered - Published CVE-2017-16659

Security News - Nov 07, 2017

Title: mail-filter/assp root privilege escalation by user-owned daemon
Author: Michael Orlitzky
Fixedin: none

Summary

All versions of the Gentoo mail-filter/assp package allow the local unprivileged assp user to gain root by modifying the /usr/share/assp/assp.pl script, which is launched as root by its OpenRC service script.

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