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RHSA-2007:0431: shadow-utils security and bug fix update

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RHSA-2007:0431: shadow-utils security and bug fix update

Severity
4
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
05/28/2006
Created
07/25/2018
Added
11/26/2007
Modified
07/12/2017

Description

An updated shadow-utils package that fixes a security issue and several bugs is now available. This update has been rated as having low security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

The shadow-utils package includes the necessary programs for converting UNIX password files to the shadow password format, as well as programs for managing user and group accounts. A flaw was found in the useradd tool in shadow-utils. A new user's mailbox, when created, could have random permissions for a short period. This could allow a local attacker to read or modify the mailbox. (CVE-2006-1174) This update also fixes the following bugs: * shadow-utils debuginfo package was empty. * chage.1 and chage -l gave incorrect information about sp_inact. All users of shadow-utils are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which contains backported patches to resolve these issues.

Solution(s)

  • redhat-upgrade-shadow-utils

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