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[GLSA-200404-06] Util-linux login may leak sensitive data

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Util-linux login may leak sensitive data

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200404-06
(Util-linux login may leak sensitive data)


In some situations the login program could leak sensitive data due to an
incorrect usage of a reallocated pointer.
NOTE: Only users who have PAM support disabled on their
systems (i.e. -PAM in their USE variable) will be affected by this
vulnerability. By default, this USE flag is enabled on all
architectures. Users with PAM support on their system receive login binaries
as part of the pam-login package, which remains unaffected.

Impact

A remote attacker may obtain sensitive data.

Workaround

A workaround is not currently known for this issue. All users are advised to upgrade to the latest version of the affected package.

References:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2004-0080


Solution:
All util-linux users should upgrade to version 2.12 or later:
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv ">=sys-apps/util-linux-2.12"
# emerge ">=sys-apps/util-linux-2.12"


Network Security Threat Level: Low


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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