Debian Security Advisory

DLA-638-1 policycoreutils -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
25 Sep 2016
Affected Packages:
policycoreutils
Vulnerable:
Yes
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 838599.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2016-7545.
More information:

It was discovered that there was a sandbox escape via the TIOCSTI ioctl in policycoreutils, a set of programs required for the basic operation of an SELinux-based system.

For Debian 7 Wheezy, this issue has been fixed in policycoreutils version 2.1.10-9+deb7u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your policycoreutils packages.