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LIN5-22058 : Security Advisory - linux - CVE-2016-7097

Created: Oct 25, 2016    Updated: May 29, 2018
Resolved Date: Dec 27, 2016
Found In Version:
Fix Version:
Severity: Standard
Applicable for: Wind River Linux 5
Component/s: Kernel


The filesystem implementation in the Linux kernel through 4.8.2 preserves the setgid bit during a setxattr call, which allows local users to gain group privileges by leveraging the existence of a setgid program with restrictions on execute permissions.

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