‘Looney Tunables’ Flaw Enables Local Privilege Escalation in Glibc

Threat Level – Amber | Vulnerability Report
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CVE-2023-4911, also known as “Looney Tunables,” is a critical buffer overflow vulnerability discovered in the GNU C Library’s dynamic loader, specifically in the processing of the GLIBC_TUNABLES environment variable. The vulnerability can be exploited by a local user to gain root privileges on the system.

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