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Vulnerability Assessment Details

SUSE-SA:2005:064: pwdutils, shadow

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Check for the version of the pwdutils, shadow package

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory SUSE-SA:2005:064 (pwdutils, shadow).


Thomas Gerisch found that the setuid 'chfn' program contained in the
pwdutils suite insufficiently checks it's arguments when changing
the GECOS field. This bug leads to a trivially exploitable local
privilege escalation that permits users to gain root access.

We like to thank Thomas Gerisch for pointing out the problem.


Solution : http://www.suse.de/security/advisories/2005_64_pwdutils.html
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2005 Tenable Network Security

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