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CVE-2017-12424

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Overview

In shadow before 4.5, the newusers tool could be made to manipulate internal data structures in ways unintended by the authors. Malformed input may lead to crashes (with a buffer overflow or other memory corruption) or other unspecified behaviors. This crosses a privilege boundary in, for example, certain web-hosting environments in which a Control Panel allows an unprivileged user account to create subaccounts.

Related Files

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5254-1
Posted Jan 28, 2022
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 5254-1 - It was discovered that shadow incorrectly handled certain inputs. An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a crash or expose sensitive information. This issue only affected Ubuntu 14.04 ESM and Ubuntu 16.04 ESM. It was discovered that shadow incorrectly handled certain inputs. An attacker could possibly use this issue to expose sensitive information.

tags | advisory
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2017-12424, CVE-2018-7169
SHA-256 | 858b88ea3ec43f6082b7cd185a60cc2aa9521c63ecf08ddb13038428d330f54b
Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201710-16
Posted Oct 16, 2017
Authored by Gentoo | Site security.gentoo.org

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201710-16 - A vulnerability found in Shadow may allow remote attackers to cause a Denial of Service condition or produce other unspecified behaviors. Versions less than 4.5 are affected.

tags | advisory, remote, denial of service
systems | linux, gentoo
advisories | CVE-2017-12424
SHA-256 | 2561b8b5111e5c41d59c002a90f8845ee3941649bcfa081a3ec3b3616b119217
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