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A needrestart security update has been released for Debian GNU/Linux 8 Extended LTS.

ELA-637-1 needrestart security update

Package needrestart
Version 1.2-8+deb8u2 (jessie)
Related CVEs CVE-2022-30688

Jakub Wilk discovered a local privilege escalation in needrestart, a utility to check which daemons need to be restarted after library upgrades. Regular expressions to detect the Perl, Python, and Ruby interpreters are not anchored, allowing a local user to escalate privileges when needrestart tries to detect if interpreters are using old source files.

For Debian 8 jessie, these problems have been fixed in version 1.2-8+deb8u2.

We recommend that you upgrade your needrestart packages.

Further information about Extended LTS security advisories can be found at:

  ELA-637-1 needrestart security update