Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2008-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2009-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
It was discovered that passwords changed (or new users created) via
the 'Users and Groups' tool were created with 3DES hashing. This
reduced the security of stored user passwords, and was a regression
from the correct MD5 hashing. This update fixes the problem
password changes will correct the hashing used. We apologize for the
Update the affected system-tools-backends and / or
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 38095 ()
CVE ID: CVE-2008-6792