Debian: DSA-3192-1: checkpw security update

    Date17 Mar 2015
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Hiroya Ito of GMO Pepabo, Inc. reported that checkpw, a password authentication program, has a flaw in processing account names which contain double dashes. A remote attacker can use this flaw to cause a denial of service (infinite loop).
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-3192-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                      Salvatore Bonaccorso
    March 17, 2015                         http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : checkpw
    CVE ID         : CVE-2015-0885
    Debian Bug     : 780139
    
    Hiroya Ito of GMO Pepabo, Inc. reported that checkpw, a password
    authentication program, has a flaw in processing account names which
    contain double dashes. A remote attacker can use this flaw to cause a
    denial of service (infinite loop).
    
    For the stable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in
    version 1.02-1+deb7u1.
    
    For the upcoming stable distribution (jessie), this problem has been
    fixed in version 1.02-1.1.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
    version 1.02-1.1.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your checkpw packages.
    
    Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
    these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
    found at: https://www.debian.org/security/
    
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