Descriptioncheckpath in OpenRC through 0.42.1 might allow local users to take ownership of arbitrary files because a non-terminal path component can be a symlink.
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Debian Bugs973245

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
openrc (PTS)buster0.40.3-1vulnerable
bookworm, sid, bullseye0.42-2.1vulnerable

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs


[bullseye] - openrc <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[buster] - openrc <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[stretch] - openrc <no-dsa> (Minor issue)

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