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Gentoo Linux: CVE-2008-5394: Shadow: Privilege escalation

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Gentoo Linux: CVE-2008-5394: Shadow: Privilege escalation

Severity
7
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Published
12/08/2008
Created
07/25/2018
Added
10/30/2017
Modified
10/30/2017

Description

/bin/login in shadow 4.0.18.1 in Debian GNU/Linux, and probably other Linux distributions, allows local users in the utmp group to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on a temporary file referenced in a line (aka ut_line) field in a utmp entry.

Solution(s)

  • gentoo-linux-upgrade-sys-apps-shadow

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