EulerOS 2.0 SP3 : shadow-utils (EulerOS-SA-2018-1169)

High Nessus Plugin ID 110745


The remote EulerOS host is missing a security update.


According to the version of the shadow-utils package installed, the EulerOS installation on the remote host is affected by the following vulnerability :

- A buffer overflow flaw leading to heap memory corruption was found in the shadow-utils's newusers utility. A local, authenticated attacker could potentially use this flaw to crash the newusers process by supplying crafted data to it.(CVE-2017-12424)

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


Update the affected shadow-utils package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 110745

File Name: EulerOS_SA-2018-1169.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Published: 2018/06/28

Modified: 2018/11/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 9.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:huawei:euleros:shadow-utils, cpe:/o:huawei:euleros:2.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/EulerOS/release, Host/EulerOS/rpm-list, Host/EulerOS/sp

Excluded KB Items: Host/EulerOS/uvp_version

Patch Publication Date: 2018/06/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-12424