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Test ID:1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.130035
Category:Mageia Linux Local Security Checks
Title:Mageia Linux Local Check: mgasa-2015-0352
Summary:Mageia Linux Local Security Checks mgasa-2015-0352
Description:Summary:
Mageia Linux Local Security Checks mgasa-2015-0352

Vulnerability Insight:
Updated util-linux packages fix security vulnerability: The chfn and chsh commands in util-linux's login-utils are vulnerable to a file name collision due to incorrect mkstemp usage. If the chfn and chsh binaries are both setuid-root they eventually call mkostemp in such a way that an attacker could repeatedly call them and eventually be able to overwrite certain files in /etc (CVE-2015-5224).

Solution:
Update the affected packages to the latest available version.

CVSS Score:
7.5

CVSS Vector:
AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2015-5224
BugTraq ID: 76467
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/76467
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2015/08/24/3
CopyrightCopyright (C) 2015 Eero Volotinen

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