Ubuntu 8.10 : system-tools-backends regression (USN-663-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2008-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2009-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related

Description :

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

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected system-tools-backends and / or
system-tools-backends-dev packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 38095 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-6792

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