Microsoft Finds Linux Desktop Flaw That Gives Root To Untrusted Users

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Vulnerabilities recently discovered by Microsoft make it easy for people with a toehold on many Linux desktop systems to quickly gain root system rights — the latest elevation of privileges flaw to come to light in the open source OS. […] Nimbuspwn, as Microsoft has named the EoP threat, is two vulnerabilities that reside in the networkd-dispatcher, a component in many Linux distributions that dispatch network status changes and can run various scripts to respond to a new status.

Link: Microsoft Finds Linux Desktop Flaw That Gives Root To Untrusted Users
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