Debian Security Advisory
DLA-1640-1 tmpreaper -- LTS security update
- Date Reported:
- 24 Jan 2019
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 918956.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2019-3461.
- More information:
It was discovered that tmpreaper, a program that cleans up files in directories based on their age, is vulnerable to a race condition. This vulnerability might be exploited by local attackers to perform privilege escalation.
For Debian 8
Jessie, this problem has been fixed in version 1.6.13+nmu1+deb8u1.
We recommend that you upgrade your tmpreaper packages.
Further information about Debian LTS security advisories, how to apply these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be found at: https://wiki.debian.org/LTS