CVE-2017-14159

Priority
Description
slapd in OpenLDAP 2.4.45 and earlier creates a PID file after dropping
privileges to a non-root account, which might allow local users to kill
arbitrary processes by leveraging access to this non-root account for PID
file modification before a root script executes a "kill `cat /pathname`"
command, as demonstrated by openldap-initscript.
Notes
Package
Upstream:needs-triage
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):needed
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr):needed
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):needed
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):needed
Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo):ignored (reached end-of-life)
Ubuntu 19.10 (Eoan Ermine):needed
Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa):needed
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Updated: 2020-01-23 20:31:41 UTC (commit b4629892d998f2ede31f59bb7508dc50a92ac664)