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Gentoo Linux: CVE-2017-12424: Shadow: Buffer overflow

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Gentoo Linux: CVE-2017-12424: Shadow: Buffer overflow

Severity
8
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
08/04/2017
Created
07/25/2018
Added
10/30/2017
Modified
10/30/2017

Description

In shadow before 4.5, the newusers tool could be made to manipulate internal data structures in ways unintended by the authors. Malformed input may lead to crashes (with a buffer overflow or other memory corruption) or other unspecified behaviors. This crosses a privilege boundary in, for example, certain web-hosting environments in which a Control Panel allows an unprivileged user account to create subaccounts.

Solution(s)

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

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