CVE-2017-7500

NameCVE-2017-7500
DescriptionFollowing symlinks to directories when installing packages allows privilege escalation
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
rpm (PTS)wheezy, wheezy (security)4.10.0-5+deb7u2vulnerable
jessie4.11.3-1.1vulnerable
stretch4.12.0.2+dfsg1-2vulnerable
buster, sid4.14.0+dfsg1-2vulnerable

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
rpmsource(unstable)(unfixed)unimportant

Notes

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1450369
Not supported for installations in Debian (and an unprivileged attacker would not have permissions for systems directories anyway)

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