Debian Security Advisory

DSA-4365-1 tmpreaper -- security update

Date Reported:
10 Jan 2019
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2019-3461.
More information:

Stephen Roettger discovered a race condition in tmpreaper, a program that cleans up files in directories based on their age, which could result in local privilege escalation.

For the stable distribution (stretch), this problem has been fixed in version 1.6.13+nmu1+deb9u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your tmpreaper packages.

For the detailed security status of tmpreaper please refer to its security tracker page at: