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Test ID:1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.58241
Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2007:0276
Summary:NOSUMMARY
Description:Description:

The remote host is missing updates announced in
advisory RHSA-2007:0276.

The shadow-utils package includes the necessary programs for converting
UNIX password files to the shadow password format, as well as programs for
managing user and group accounts.

A flaw was found in the useradd tool in shadow-utils. A new user's
mailbox, when created, could have random permissions for a short period.
This could allow a local attacker to read or modify the mailbox.
(CVE-2006-1174)

This update also fixes the following bugs:

* shadow-utils debuginfo package was empty.

* faillog was unusable on 64-bit systems. It checked every UID from 0 to
the max UID, which was an excessively large number on 64-bit systems.

* typo bug in login.defs file

All users of shadow-utils are advised to upgrade to these updated packages,
which contain backported patches to resolve these issues.

Solution:
Please note that this update is available via
Red Hat Network. To use Red Hat Network, launch the Red
Hat Update Agent with the following command: up2date

http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2007-0276.html
http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#low

Risk factor : Medium

CVSS Score:
3.7

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2006-1174
BugTraq ID: 18111
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/18111
Bugtraq: 20070511 rPSA-2007-0096-1 shadow (Google Search)
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/468336/100/0/threaded
CERT/CC vulnerability note: VU#312692
http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/312692
http://lists.grok.org.uk/pipermail/full-disclosure/2007-September/065902.html
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200606-02.xml
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2006:090
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A10807
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2007-0276.html
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2007-0431.html
http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1018221
http://secunia.com/advisories/20370
http://secunia.com/advisories/20506
http://secunia.com/advisories/25098
http://secunia.com/advisories/25267
http://secunia.com/advisories/25629
http://secunia.com/advisories/25894
http://secunia.com/advisories/25896
http://secunia.com/advisories/26909
http://secunia.com/advisories/27706
SGI Security Advisory: 20070602-01-P
ftp://patches.sgi.com/support/free/security/advisories/20070602-01-P.asc
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2006/2006
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2007/3229
XForce ISS Database: shadow-utils-useradd-file-permission(26958)
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/26958
CopyrightCopyright (c) 2007 E-Soft Inc. http://www.securityspace.com

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