base-files vulnerability

2018-08-21T00:00:00
ID USN-3748-1
Type ubuntu
Reporter Ubuntu
Modified 2018-08-21T00:00:00

Description

Sander Bos discovered that the MOTD update script incorrectly handled temporary files. A local attacker could use this issue to cause a denial of service, or possibly escalate privileges if kernel symlink restrictions were disabled.