openSUSE Security Update : shadow (openSUSE-2018-249)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 108271


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


This update for shadow fixes the following issues :

- CVE-2018-7169: Fixed an privilege escalation in newgidmap, which allowed an unprivileged user to be placed in a user namespace where setgroups(2) is allowed. (bsc#1081294)

This update was imported from the SUSE:SLE-12-SP2:Update update project.


Update the affected shadow packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 108271

File Name: openSUSE-2018-249.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/03/13

Modified: 2018/03/19

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

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


Base Score: 5.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:shadow, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:shadow-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:shadow-debugsource, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:42.3

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/SuSE/release, Host/SuSE/rpm-list, Host/cpu

Patch Publication Date: 2018/03/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-7169