RHEL 7 : policycoreutils (RHSA-2017:0535)
High Nessus Plugin ID 97768
SynopsisThe remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionAn update for policycoreutils is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2 Extended Update Support.
Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Important. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section.
The policycoreutils packages contain the core policy utilities required to manage a SELinux environment.
Security Fix(es) :
* It was found that the sandbox tool provided in policycoreutils was vulnerable to a TIOCSTI ioctl attack. A specially crafted program executed via the sandbox command could use this flaw to execute arbitrary commands in the context of the parent shell, escaping the sandbox. (CVE-2016-7545)
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.