Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : passwd (MDKSA-2004:045)

High Nessus Plugin ID 14144


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.


Steve Grubb found some problems in the passwd program. Passwords given to passwd via stdin are one character shorter than they are supposed to be. He also discovered that pam may not have been sufficiently initialized to ensure safe and proper operation. A few small memory leaks have been fixed as well.

The updated packages are patched to correct these problems.


Update the affected passwd package.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 14144

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2004-045.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.15 $

Type: local

Published: 2004/07/31

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:passwd, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:10.0, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:9.1, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:9.2

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

Patch Publication Date: 2004/05/17

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-2394, CVE-2004-2395, CVE-2004-2396

MDKSA: 2004:045