Debian DSA-1150-1 : shadow - programming error

High Nessus Plugin ID 22692

Synopsis

The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.

Description

A bug has been discovered in several packages that execute the setuid() system call without checking for success when trying to drop privileges, which may fail with some PAM configurations.

Solution

Upgrade the passwd package.

For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in version 4.0.3-31sarge8.

See Also

http://www.debian.org/security/2006/dsa-1150

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 22692

File Name: debian_DSA-1150.nasl

Version: 1.16

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2006/10/14

Updated: 2019/08/02

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:shadow, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:3.1

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2006/08/12

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2006/07/05

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-3378

BID: 18850

DSA: 1150