shadow (SSA:2011-101-01)
Posted on: 04/11/2011 01:58 PM

New shadow packages are available for Slackware 13.1, and -current to fix a security issue.

Here are the details from the Slackware 13.1 ChangeLog:
patches/packages/shadow- Rebuilt.
Corrected a packaging error where incorrect permissions on /usr/sbin/lastlog
and /usr/sbin/faillog allow any user to set login failure limits on any
other user (including root), potentially leading to a denial of service.
Thanks to pyllyukko for discovering and reporting this vulnerability.
(* Security fix *)

Where to find the new package:

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Give a try. This is another primary FTP site
for Slackware that can be considerably faster than downloading
directly from

Thanks to the friendly folks at the OSU Open Source Lab
( for donating additional FTP and rsync hosting
to the Slackware project! :-)

Also see the "Get Slack" section on for
additional mirror sites near you.

Updated package for Slackware 13.1:

Updated package for Slackware x86_64 13.1:

Updated package for Slackware -current:

Updated package for Slackware x86_64 -current:

MD5 signatures:

Slackware 13.1 package:
6af48ee8f22b4c429d8d12b45600c440 shadow-

Slackware x86_64 13.1 package:
627d993c084ba4ad541d23c31e8507cc shadow-

Slackware -current package:
522bb5ec7234e0a06c5f805e349a65c0 a/shadow-

Slackware x86_64 -current package:
5eeb1ce5410ba3b721525ca90c669e1d a/shadow-

Installation instructions:

Upgrade the package as root:
# upgradepkg shadow-


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