Debian Security Advisory
DLA-194-1 das-watchdog -- LTS security update
- Date Reported:
- 12 Apr 2015
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 781806.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2015-2831.
- More information:
Adam Sampson discovered a buffer overflow in the handling of the XAUTHORITY environment variable in das-watchdog, a watchdog daemon to ensure a realtime process won't hang the machine. A local user can exploit this flaw to escalate his privileges and execute arbitrary code as root.