November 26, 2020

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Warning! Unprivileged Linux Users With UID > INT_MAX Can Execute Any Command

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Hold tight, this may blow your mind…

A low-privileged user account on most Linux operating systems with UID value anything greater than 2147483647 can execute any systemctl command unauthorizedly—thanks to a newly discovered vulnerability.

The reported vulnerability actually resides in PolicyKit (also known as polkit)—an application-level toolkit for Unix-like operating systems that defines READ MORE at The Hacker News

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