How to Buy
This script is Copyright (C) 2007-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.
An updated shadow-utils package that fixes a security issue and
several bugs is now available.
This update has been rated as having low security impact by the Red
Hat Security Response Team.
The shadow-utils package includes the necessary programs for
converting UNIX password files to the shadow password format, as well
as programs for managing user and group accounts.
A flaw was found in the useradd tool in shadow-utils. A new user's
mailbox, when created, could have random permissions for a short
period. This could allow a local attacker to read or modify the
This update also fixes the following bugs :
* shadow-utils debuginfo package was empty.
* chage.1 and chage -l gave incorrect information about sp_inact.
All users of shadow-utils are advised to upgrade to this updated
package, which contains backported patches to resolve these issues.
See also :
Update the affected shadow-utils package.
Risk factor :
Low / CVSS Base Score : 3.7
Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 25478 ()
CVE ID: CVE-2006-1174
Upgrade to Nessus Professional today!
Start your free Nessus Cloud trial now!
Begin Free Trial
The cookie settings on this website are set to 'allow all cookies' to give you the very best website experience. If you continue without changing these settings, you consent to this - but if you want, you can opt out of all cookies by clicking below.