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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 11:26 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 201706-02 ] Shadow Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: Shadow: Multiple vulnerabilities (GLSA 201706-02)
Severity: high
Exploitable: local
Date: 2017-06-06
Bug(s): #610804, #620510
ID: 201706-02

Synopsis

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in Shadow, the worst of
which might allow privilege escalation.


Background

Shadow is a set of tools to deal with user accounts.

Affected Packages

Package: sys-apps/shadow
Vulnerable: < 4.4-r2
Unaffected: >= 4.4-r2
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Shadow. Please review
the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.


Impact

A local attacker could possibly cause a Denial of Service condition,
gain privileges via crafted input, or SIGKILL arbitrary processes.


Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All Shadow users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
      # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=sys-apps/shadow-4.4-r2"
   


References

CVE-2016-6252
CVE-2017-2616
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