DescriptionSELinux policycoreutils allows local users to execute arbitrary commands outside of the sandbox via a crafted TIOCSTI ioctl call.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub advisories/code/issues, web search, more)
Debian Bugs838599

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
policycoreutils (PTS)buster2.8-1fixed
bookworm, sid3.4-1fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
policycoreutilssourcejessie(not affected)


[jessie] - policycoreutils <not-affected> ("sandbox" executable not packaged in this version)
Upstream mailing list discussion:
Upstream fix:
Marked as exception as not-affected, although the source is affected but the built
binary packages do not contain the sandbox binary. We cannot use 'unimportant'
severity here since the unstable version builts a binary package which contains it.

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