Vulnerability identifier: #VU61258
Vulnerability risk: Low
Exploitation vector: Local
The vulnerability allows a local user to escalate privileges on the system.
The vulnerability exists due to missing permissions checks within the cgroups (control groups) functionality of Linux Kernel when writing into a file descriptor. A local low privileged process can trick a higher privileged parent process into writing arbitrary data into files, which can result in denial of service or privileges escalation.
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