Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : passwd (MDKSA-2001:091)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 13904


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.


The default pam files for the passwd program did not include support for md5 passwords, thus any password changes or post-install added users would not have md5 passwords.


Update the affected passwd package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 13904

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2001-091.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.15 $

Type: local

Published: 2004/07/31

Modified: 2013/05/31

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:passwd, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:8.1

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

Patch Publication Date: 2001/12/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2001-1190

MDKSA: 2001:091