GLSA-200404-06 : Util-linux login may leak sensitive data

This script is Copyright (C) 2004-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

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.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200404-06.xml

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'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 14471 (gentoo_GLSA-200404-06.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-0080