January 17, 2021

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New Systemd Privilege Escalation Flaws Affect Most Linux Distributions

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Original Post from The Hacker News

Security researchers have discovered three vulnerabilities in Systemd, a popular init system and service manager for most Linux operating systems, that could allow unprivileged local attackers or malicious programs to gain root access on the targeted systems.

The vulnerabilities, assigned as CVE-2018-16864, CVE-2018-16865, and CVE-2018-16866, actually resides in the “systemd-journald” service

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