openSUSE Security Update : shadow (openSUSE-2018-770)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 111422


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


This update for shadow fixes the following issues :

- CVE-2016-6252: Incorrect integer handling could results in local privilege escalation (bsc#1099310)

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: 111422

File Name: openSUSE-2018-770.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/07/30

Updated: 2018/07/30

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.6

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

CVSS v3.0

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

Patch Publication Date: 2018/07/28

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-6252