RHEL 2.1 : libuser (RHSA-2005:770)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 20047


The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.


Updated libuser packages that fix various security issues are now available.

This update has been rated as having low security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

The libuser library implements a standardized interface for manipulating and administering user and group accounts. The library uses pluggable back-ends to interface to its data sources. Sample applications that are modeled after applications from the shadow password suite are included in the package.

Several denial of service bugs were discovered in libuser. Under certain conditions it is possible for an application linked against libuser to crash or operate irregularly. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2004-2392 to these issues.

All users of libuser are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported fix and are not vulnerable to these issues.


Update the affected libuser and / or libuser-devel packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 20047

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2005-770.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.17 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2005/10/19

Modified: 2016/12/28

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:libuser, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:libuser-devel, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:2.1

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

Patch Publication Date: 2005/10/11

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-2392

RHSA: 2005:770