The details of an easy-to-exploit Linux vulnerability have been revealed by GitHub, which may be used to escalate privileges to root on the targeted system. The bug, which has a high severity and is listed as CVE-2021-3560, affects polkit, a default authorization service in many Linux distributions.
Kevin Backhouse of the GitHub Security Lab uncovered the security flaw. The researcher detailed his results in a blog post, which included a video of the exploit in action. With just a few commands on the terminal, a local, unprivileged attacker can utilize the vulnerability to escalate privileges to root.
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