setroubleshoot security update

ID CESA-2015:0729
Type centos
Reporter CentOS Project
Modified 2015-04-01T03:30:58


CentOS Errata and Security Advisory CESA-2015:0729

The setroubleshoot packages provide tools to help diagnose SELinux problems. When Access Vector Cache (AVC) messages are returned, an alert can be generated that provides information about the problem and helps to track its resolution.

It was found that setroubleshoot did not sanitize file names supplied in a shell command look-up for RPMs associated with access violation reports. An attacker could use this flaw to escalate their privileges on the system by supplying a specially crafted file to the underlying shell command. (CVE-2015-1815)

Red Hat would like to thank Sebastian Krahmer of the SUSE Security Team for reporting this issue.

All setroubleshoot users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to correct this issue.

Merged security bulletin from advisories:

Affected packages: setroubleshoot setroubleshoot-doc setroubleshoot-server

Upstream details at: