|Category:||Red Hat Local Security Checks|
|Title:||RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2007:0431|
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.
* chage.1 and chage -l gave incorrect information about sp_inact.
All users of shadow-utils are advised to upgrade to this updated
package, which contains 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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