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Oracle Linux: (CVE-2023-4641) (Multiple Advisories): shadow-utils security and bug fix update

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Oracle Linux: (CVE-2023-4641) (Multiple Advisories): shadow-utils security and bug fix update

Severity
4
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
11/17/2023
Created
05/22/2024
Added
05/21/2024
Modified
05/21/2024

Description

A flaw was found in shadow-utils. When asking for a new password, shadow-utils asks the password twice. If the password fails on the second attempt, shadow-utils fails in cleaning the buffer used to store the first entry. This may allow an attacker with enough access to retrieve the password from the memory.

Solution(s)

  • oracle-linux-upgrade-shadow-utils
  • oracle-linux-upgrade-shadow-utils-subid
  • oracle-linux-upgrade-shadow-utils-subid-devel

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