coreutils security update

ID CESA-2017:0654
Type centos
Reporter CentOS Project
Modified 2017-03-24T15:28:29


CentOS Errata and Security Advisory CESA-2017:0654

The coreutils packages contain the GNU Core Utilities and represent a combination of the previously used GNU fileutils, sh-utils, and textutils packages.

Security Fix(es):

  • A race condition was found in the way su handled the management of child processes. A local authenticated attacker could use this flaw to kill other processes with root privileges under specific conditions. (CVE-2017-2616)

Red Hat would like to thank Tobias Stöckmann for reporting this issue.

Additional Changes:

For detailed information on changes in this release, see the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.9 Release Notes and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.9 Technical Notes linked from the References section.

Merged security bulletin from advisories:

Affected packages: coreutils coreutils-libs

Upstream details at: