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

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2008-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2009-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

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

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