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.

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