Joined: 12 May 2004
|Posted: Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:26 pm Post subject: [ GLSA 201710-16 ] Shadow
|Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
Title: Shadow: Buffer overflow (GLSA 201710-16)
A vulnerability found in Shadow may allow remote attackers to cause
a Denial of Service condition or produce other unspecified behaviors.
Shadow is a set of tools to deal with user accounts.
Vulnerable: < 4.5
Unaffected: >= 4.5
Architectures: All supported architectures
Malformed input in the newusers tool may produce crashes and other
A remote attacker could possibly cause a Denial of Service condition or
bypass privilege boundaries in some web-hosting environments in which a
Control Panel allows an unprivileged user account to create subaccounts.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All Shadow users should upgrade to the latest version:
|# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=sys-apps/shadow-4.5"