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Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2008:0780

The remote host is missing updates announced in
advisory RHSA-2008:0780.

The coreutils package contains the core GNU utilities. It is the
combination of the old GNU fileutils, sh-utils, and textutils packages.

The coreutils packages were found to not use the pam_succeed_if Pluggable
Authentication Module (PAM) correctly in the configuration file for the
su command. Any local user could use this command to change to a locked
or expired user account if the target account's password was known to the
user running su. These updated packages, correctly, only allow the root
user to switch to locked or expired accounts using su. (CVE-2008-1946)

All users of coreutils are advised to upgrade to this updated package,
which resolve this issue.

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

CVSS Score:

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2008-1946
BugTraq ID: 30363
RedHat Security Advisories: RHSA-2008:0780
XForce ISS Database: coreutils-pamsucceedif-security-bypass(43993)
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