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FS#52743 - [s-nail] Local root 0-day

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Pascal Ernster (hardfalcon) - Friday, 27 January 2017, 23:18 GMT
Last edited by Gaetan Bisson (vesath) - Saturday, 28 January 2017, 00:21 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Security
Status Closed
Assigned To Gaetan Bisson (vesath)
Levente Polyak (anthraxx)
Architecture All
Severity Critical
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


Usually I wouldn't open a bug report for an outdated package, but as this is a security vulnerability for local root with a working exploit in the wild, I decided to make an exception.

There's a working local root exploit for s-nail (which is in [core] and installed by default, and the CVE request explicitly names Archlinux and claims that this was fixed by upstream today:
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Closed by  Gaetan Bisson (vesath)
Saturday, 28 January 2017, 00:21 GMT
Reason for closing:  Not a bug
Additional comments about closing:  I'm not moving stuff to [core] without signoffs.
Comment by Gaetan Bisson (vesath) - Saturday, 28 January 2017, 00:20 GMT
Feel free to help by signing-off on s-nail-14.8.16-1 in [testing].