shadow (SSA:2011-086-03)
Posted on: 03/28/2011 08:53 AM

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.
This release fixes a security issue where local users may be able to add
themselves to NIS groups through chfn and chsh.
For more information, see:
(* Security fix *)
Thanks to Gary Langshaw for collecting important additional patches from svn.

Where to find the new packages:

HINT: Getting slow download speeds from
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:
ba21ebb8fc8bc7b39644db3c5d4820da shadow-

Slackware x86_64 13.1 package:
e693c9f69b414061de8041bdae8bed7a shadow-

Slackware -current package:
d7e43c3da5bbb677587bbf275235f306 shadow-

Slackware x86_64 -current package:
cc6dc5cf8d04bb61d0589911db8f3f64 shadow-

Installation instructions:

Upgrade the package as root:
# upgradepkg shadow-


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