[Security Announce] [ MDKSA-2006:090 ] - Updated shadow-utils packages fix mailbox creation vulnerability
Posted on: 05/24/2006 11:22 PM

The Mandriva Security Team published a new security update for Mandriva Linux. Here the announcement:

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Mandriva Linux Security Advisory MDKSA-2006:090
http://www.mandriva.com/security/
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Package : shadow-utils
Date : May 24, 2006
Affected: 10.2, Corporate 3.0, Multi Network Firewall 2.0
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Problem Description:

A potential security problem was found in the useradd tool when it
creates a new user's mailbox due to a missing argument to the open()
call, resulting in the first permissions of the file being some random
garbage found on the stack, which could possibly be held open for
reading or writing before the proper fchmod() call is executed.

Packages have been patched to correct this issue.
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References:

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-1174
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Updated Packages:

Mandriva Linux 10.2:
825d79682662b8a0fd0d1d4074df467c 10.2/RPMS/shadow-utils-4.0.3-9.1.102mdk.i586.rpm
611b3e5406342f3a005a91f5398c0f6e 10.2/SRPMS/shadow-utils-4.0.3-9.1.102mdk.src.rpm

Mandriva Linux 10.2/X86_64:
eb14eb3e3ad02685d0f979af3ca9ff8c x86_64/10.2/RPMS/shadow-utils-4.0.3-9.1.102mdk.x86_64.rpm
611b3e5406342f3a005a91f5398c0f6e x86_64/10.2/SRPMS/shadow-utils-4.0.3-9.1.102mdk.src.rpm

Corporate 3.0:
cd201b43668ffac7541855917452ed27 corporate/3.0/RPMS/shadow-utils-4.0.3-8.2.C30mdk.i586.rpm
275c41183422953389e9ea5fcb59fba5 corporate/3.0/SRPMS/shadow-utils-4.0.3-8.2.C30mdk.src.rpm

Corporate 3.0/X86_64:
7d1950aca0c535b23cc4d2697e0b9c98 x86_64/corporate/3.0/RPMS/shadow-utils-4.0.3-8.2.C30mdk.x86_64.rpm
275c41183422953389e9ea5fcb59fba5 x86_64/corporate/3.0/SRPMS/shadow-utils-4.0.3-8.2.C30mdk.src.rpm

Multi Network Firewall 2.0:
f666b2bb0f409216642756a9318ecf34 mnf/2.0/RPMS/shadow-utils-4.0.3-8.2.M20mdk.i586.rpm
3624267601a9263555d713cac566ab15 mnf/2.0/SRPMS/shadow-utils-4.0.3-8.2.M20mdk.src.rpm
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To upgrade automatically use MandrivaUpdate or urpmi. The verification
of md5 checksums and GPG signatures is performed automatically for you.

All packages are signed by Mandriva for security. You can obtain the
GPG public key of the Mandriva Security Team by executing:

gpg --recv-keys --keyserver pgp.mit.edu 0x22458A98

You can view other update advisories for Mandriva Linux at:

http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories

If you want to report vulnerabilities, please contact

security_(at)_mandriva.com
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Type Bits/KeyID Date User ID
pub 1024D/22458A98 2000-07-10 Mandriva Security Team
lt;security*mandriva.comgt;
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