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SUSE: CVE-2018-16588: SUSE Linux Security Advisory

Severity
5
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
09/25/2018
Created
03/19/2019
Added
09/26/2018
Modified
10/22/2021

Description

Privilege escalation can occur in the SUSE useradd.c code in useradd, as distributed in the SUSE shadow package through 4.2.1-27.9.1 for SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 (SLE-12) and through 4.5-5.39 for SUSE Linux Enterprise 15 (SLE-15). Non-existing intermediate directories are created with mode 0777 during user creation. Given that they are world-writable, local attackers might use this for privilege escalation and other unspecified attacks. NOTE: this would affect non-SUSE users who took useradd.c code from a 2014-04-02 upstream pull request; however, no non-SUSE distribution is known to be affected.

Solution(s)

  • suse-upgrade-shadow

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