Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : libuser (MDVSA-2011:019)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 51810


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


A vulnerability has been found and corrected in libuser :

libuser before 0.57 uses a cleartext password value of (1) !! or (2) x for new LDAP user accounts, which makes it easier for remote attackers to obtain access by specifying one of these values (CVE-2011-0002).

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The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 51810

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2011-019.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.9 $

Type: local

Published: 2011/01/28

Modified: 2016/05/17

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.4

Temporal Score: 5.6

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64user-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64user1, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libuser, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libuser-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libuser-ldap, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libuser-python, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libuser1, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2009.0, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2010.0, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2010.1

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2011/01/26

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-0002

BID: 45791

MDVSA: 2011:019