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Trustix Secure Linux Security Advisory: Util-linux

Oct 18, 2001, 05:47 (0 Talkback[s])
Date: Wed, 17 Oct 2001 16:21:12 +0200
To: tsl-announce@trustix.com
Subject: TSLSA-2001-0025 - util-linux
From: Trustix Secure Linux Advisor 

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Trustix Secure Linux Security Advisory #2001-0025

Package name:      Util-linux
Summary:           Possible to gain some other user's credentials
Date:              2001-10-17
Affected versions: TSL 1.5

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Problem description:
  The "login" program in util-linux stored the user's credentials in a
  static buffer that could later be reused in other PAM calls issued on
  behalf of other users.  This could lead to a user gaining access to
  other accounts.
  Note that this is not possible by default.

Action:
  We recommend that all systems with this package installed are upgraded.


Location:
  All TSL updates are available from
  <URI:http://www.trustix.net/pub/Trustix/updates/>
  <URI:ftp://ftp.trustix.net/pub/Trustix/updates/>


Automatic updates:
  Users of the SWUP tool, can enjoy having updates automatically
  installed using 'swup --upgrade'.

  Get SWUP from:
  <URI:ftp://ftp.trustix.net/pub/Trustix/software/swup/>


Questions?
  Check out our mailing lists:
  <URI:http://www.trustix.net/support/>


Verification:
  This advisory along with all TSL packages are signed with the TSL sign key.
  This key available from:
  <URI:http://www.trustix.net/TSL-GPG-KEY>

  The advisory itself is available from the errata pages at
  <URI:http://www.trustix.net/errata/trustix-1.5/>
  or directly at
  <URI:http://www.trustix.net/errata/misc/2001/TSL-2001-0024-postfix.asc.txt>

MD5sums of the packages:
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ebdfde806ab5d2d67c25ffd1a90bb8aa  ./1.5/SRPMS/util-linux-2.11f-6tr.src.rpm
d96660d42ee2901c18577e26616cabdf  ./1.5/RPMS/util-linux-2.11f-6tr.i586.rpm
4a7a357bf1ad7e7999a39c508326b155  ./1.5/RPMS/mount-2.11f-6tr.i586.rpm
94dc41a4acf854f7bfff2276393ccd04  ./1.5/RPMS/losetup-2.11f-6tr.i586.rpm
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Trustix Security Team
 
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