RHEL 2.1 : libuser (RHSA-2005:770)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

Updated libuser packages that fix various security issues are now
available.

This update has been rated as having low security impact by the Red
Hat Security Response Team.

The libuser library implements a standardized interface for
manipulating and administering user and group accounts. The library
uses pluggable back-ends to interface to its data sources. Sample
applications that are modeled after applications from the shadow
password suite are included in the package.

Several denial of service bugs were discovered in libuser. Under
certain conditions it is possible for an application linked against
libuser to crash or operate irregularly. The Common Vulnerabilities
and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name
CVE-2004-2392 to these issues.

All users of libuser are advised to upgrade to these updated packages,
which contain a backported fix and are not vulnerable to these issues.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2004-2392.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-770.html

Solution :

Update the affected libuser and / or libuser-devel packages.

Risk factor :

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

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 20047 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-2392