|Category:||Red Hat Local Security Checks|
|Title:||RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2007:0276|
The remote host is missing updates announced in
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.
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.
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
Risk factor : Medium
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2006-1174|
BugTraq ID: 18111
Bugtraq: 20070511 rPSA-2007-0096-1 shadow (Google Search)
CERT/CC vulnerability note: VU#312692
SGI Security Advisory: 20070602-01-P
XForce ISS Database: shadow-utils-useradd-file-permission(26958)
|Copyright||Copyright (c) 2007 E-Soft Inc. http://www.securityspace.com|
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