USN-3748-1: base-files vulnerability
21 August 2018
base-files could be made to hang or overwrite files as the administrator.
- base-files - Debian base system miscellaneous files
Sander Bos discovered that the MOTD update script incorrectly handled
temporary files. A local attacker could use this issue to cause a denial of
service, or possibly escalate privileges if kernel symlink restrictions