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Looney Tunables: New Linux Flaw Enables Privilege Escalation on Major Distributions

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Looney Tunables: New Linux Flaw Enables Privilege Escalation on Major Distributions

A new Linux security vulnerability dubbed Looney Tunables has been discovered in the GNU C library's ld.so dynamic loader that, if successfully exploited, could lead to a local privilege escalation and allow a threat actor to gain root privileges. Tracked as CVE-2023-4911 (CVSS score: 7.8), the issue is a buffer overflow that resides in the dynamic loader's processing of the GLIBC_TUNABLES