Debian Security Advisory

DLA-1069-1 tenshi -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
27 Aug 2017
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 871321.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2017-11746.
More information:

Tenshi creates a file after dropping privileges to a non-root account, which might allow local users to kill arbitrary processes by leveraging access to this non-root account for modification before a root script executes a "kill `cat /pathname/`" command.

For Debian 7 Wheezy, these problems have been fixed in version 0.13-2+deb7u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your tenshi packages.

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