CVE-2018-6557 (retired)

Priority
Description
The MOTD update script in the base-files package in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS before
10.1ubuntu2.2, and Ubuntu 18.10 before 10.1ubuntu6 incorrectly handled
temporary files. A local attacker could use this issue to cause a denial of
service, or possibly escalate privileges if kernel symlink restrictions
were disabled.
Notes
 mdeslaur> low priority because of default symlink restrictions
Assigned-to
mdeslaur
Package
Upstream:needs-triage
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):not-affected (code not present)
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr):not-affected (code not present)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):not-affected (code not present)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):released (10.1ubuntu2.2)
Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish):released (10.1ubuntu6)
More Information

Updated: 2019-03-26 12:27:43 UTC (commit ccdecfcf0fead22bd291e5f4ea745a46872dcb15)