Linux users beware — this security flaw could allow attackers to get root on major distros, so take extra care

A local privilege escalation flaw within the GNU C (glibc) has been disclosed, opening up the possibility of cyberattacks on endpoints with the library installed – quite a large pool, as the library enables critical kernel features across several major Linux distributions.

Per BleepingComputer, the flaw, disclosed as CVE-2023-6246, was found in glibc’s __vsyslog_internal() function, called by the syslog and vyslog functions for logging messages to the system.

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