GLSA-201706-02 : Shadow: Multiple vulnerabilities

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 100629


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201706-02 (Shadow: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Shadow. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.
Impact :

A local attacker could possibly cause a Denial of Service condition, gain privileges via crafted input, or SIGKILL arbitrary processes.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All Shadow users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=sys-apps/shadow-4.4-r2'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 100629

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201706-02.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.1 $

Type: local

Published: 2017/06/06

Modified: 2017/06/06

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.6

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P


Base Score: 7.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:shadow, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2017/06/06

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-6252, CVE-2017-2616

GLSA: 201706-02