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Vulnerability allows users to easily gain access to root privilege
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A 23 month old bug that has appeared across multiple OS’s (like versions of Ubuntu, Red Hat, OpenBSD) allows for low privilege users to gain access to root. While it only takes 3 commands to reach the root privilege, it was also noted that the attacker needs an already created account and a physically attached keyboard and cannot use remote session.
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