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ELSA-2015-1482 Important: Oracle Linux libuser security update

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ELSA-2015-1482 Important: Oracle Linux libuser security update

Severity
7
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Published
07/29/2015
Created
07/25/2018
Added
07/30/2015
Modified
04/11/2019

Description

libuser before 0.56.13-8 and 0.60 before 0.60-7, as used in the userhelper program in the usermode package, directly modifies /etc/passwd, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (inconsistent file state) by causing an error during the modification. NOTE: this issue can be combined with CVE-2015-3245 to gain privileges.

Solution(s)

  • oracle-linux-upgrade-libuser
  • oracle-linux-upgrade-libuser-devel
  • oracle-linux-upgrade-libuser-python

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