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ppxp -- local root exploit


A Debian Advisory reports:

Jens Steube discovered that ppxp, yet another PPP program, does not release root privileges when opening potentially user supplied log files. This can be tricked into opening a root shell.



portaudit: ppxp -- local root exploit

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