Upstream information

CVE-2017-18018 at MITRE


In GNU Coreutils through 8.29, chown-core.c in chown and chgrp does not prevent replacement of a plain file with a symlink during use of the POSIX "-R -L" options, which allows local users to modify the ownership of arbitrary files by leveraging a race condition.

SUSE information

Overall state of this security issue: Ignore

This issue is currently rated as having moderate severity.

CVSS v2 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database
Base Score 1.9
Vector AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact Partial
Availability Impact None
CVSS v3 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database SUSE
Base Score 4.7 4.2
Access Vector Local Local
Access Complexity High High
Privileges Required Low Low
User Interaction None Required
Scope Unchanged Unchanged
Confidentiality Impact None Low
Integrity Impact High Low
Availability Impact None Low
CVSSv3 Version 3 3
SUSE Bugzilla entry: 1074599 [RESOLVED / WONTFIX]

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Status of this issue by product and package

Please note that this evaluation state might be work in progress, incomplete or outdated. Also information for service packs in the LTSS phase is only included for issues meeting the LTSS criteria. If in doubt, feel free to contact us for clarification.

Product(s) Source package State
Magnum Orchestration coreutils Ignore
SUSE Container as a Service Platform 2.0 coreutils Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 SP2 coreutils Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 SP3 coreutils Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3 LTSS coreutils Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP4 coreutils Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP2 coreutils Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP3 coreutils Ignore