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Secunia Security Advisory 30014

Secunia Security Advisory 30014
Posted Apr 29, 2008
Authored by Secunia | Site secunia.com

Secunia Security Advisory - A weakness has been reported in util-linux-ng, which can be exploited by malicious people to manipulate certain data.

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Secunia Security Advisory 30014

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TITLE:
util-linux-ng "login" Audit Log Injection Weakness

SECUNIA ADVISORY ID:
SA30014

VERIFY ADVISORY:
http://secunia.com/advisories/30014/

CRITICAL:
Not critical

IMPACT:
Manipulation of data

WHERE:
>From remote

SOFTWARE:
util-linux-ng 2.x
http://secunia.com/product/18517/

DESCRIPTION:
A weakness has been reported in util-linux-ng, which can be exploited
by malicious people to manipulate certain data.

The security issue is caused due to an error in login.c while logging
login attempts. This can be exploited to inject e.g. an arbitrary
address in the audit logs via a specially crafted username.

The weakness is reported in versions prior to 2.13.1.1.

SOLUTION:
Update to version 2.13.1.1.
ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/utils/util-linux-ng/v2.13

PROVIDED AND/OR DISCOVERED BY:
Reported by the vendor.

ORIGINAL ADVISORY:
ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/utils/util-linux-ng/v2.13/v2.13.1.1-ChangeLog
http://git.kernel.org/?p=utils/util-linux-ng/util-linux-ng.git;a=commit;h=8ccf0b253ac0f4f58d64bc9674de18bff5a88782

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