Ubuntu 5745-1: shadow vulnerability | LinuxSecurity.com
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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5745-1
November 28, 2022

shadow vulnerability
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 22.10
- Ubuntu 22.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 16.04 ESM
- Ubuntu 14.04 ESM

Summary:

shadow could be made to overwrite files.

Software Description:
- shadow: system login tools

Details:

Florian Weimer discovered that shadow was not properly copying and removing
user directory trees, which could lead to a race condition. A local attacker
could possibly use this issue to setup a symlink attack and alter or remove
directories without authorization.

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
package versions:

Ubuntu 22.10:
   libsubid4                       1:4.11.1+dfsg1-2ubuntu1.1
   login                           1:4.11.1+dfsg1-2ubuntu1.1
   passwd                          1:4.11.1+dfsg1-2ubuntu1.1
   uidmap                          1:4.11.1+dfsg1-2ubuntu1.1

Ubuntu 22.04 LTS:
   login                           1:4.8.1-2ubuntu2.1
   passwd                          1:4.8.1-2ubuntu2.1
   uidmap                          1:4.8.1-2ubuntu2.1

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS:
   login                           1:4.8.1-1ubuntu5.20.04.3
   passwd                          1:4.8.1-1ubuntu5.20.04.3
   uidmap                          1:4.8.1-1ubuntu5.20.04.3

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
   login                           1:4.5-1ubuntu2.4
   passwd                          1:4.5-1ubuntu2.4
   uidmap                          1:4.5-1ubuntu2.4

Ubuntu 16.04 ESM:
   login                           1:4.2-3.1ubuntu5.5+esm2
   passwd                          1:4.2-3.1ubuntu5.5+esm2
   uidmap                          1:4.2-3.1ubuntu5.5+esm2

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM:
   login                           1:4.1.5.1-1ubuntu9.5+esm2
   passwd                          1:4.1.5.1-1ubuntu9.5+esm2
   uidmap                          1:4.1.5.1-1ubuntu9.5+esm2

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

References:
   https://ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-5745-1
   CVE-2013-4235

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/shadow/1:4.11.1+dfsg1-2ubuntu1.1
   https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/shadow/1:4.8.1-2ubuntu2.1
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/shadow/1:4.8.1-1ubuntu5.20.04.3
   https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/shadow/1:4.5-1ubuntu2.4

Ubuntu 5745-1: shadow vulnerability

November 28, 2022
shadow could be made to overwrite files.

Summary

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives: - Ubuntu 22.10 - Ubuntu 22.04 LTS - Ubuntu 20.04 LTS - Ubuntu 18.04 LTS - Ubuntu 16.04 ESM - Ubuntu 14.04 ESM Summary: shadow could be made to overwrite files. Software Description: - shadow: system login tools Details: Florian Weimer discovered that shadow was not properly copying and removing user directory trees, which could lead to a race condition. A local attacker could possibly use this issue to setup a symlink attack and alter or remove directories without authorization.

Update Instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions: Ubuntu 22.10:   libsubid4                       1:4.11.1+dfsg1-2ubuntu1.1   login                           1:4.11.1+dfsg1-2ubuntu1.1   passwd                          1:4.11.1+dfsg1-2ubuntu1.1   uidmap                          1:4.11.1+dfsg1-2ubuntu1.1 Ubuntu 22.04 LTS:   login                           1:4.8.1-2ubuntu2.1   passwd                          1:4.8.1-2ubuntu2.1   uidmap                          1:4.8.1-2ubuntu2.1 Ubuntu 20.04 LTS:   login                           1:4.8.1-1ubuntu5.20.04.3   passwd                          1:4.8.1-1ubuntu5.20.04.3   uidmap                          1:4.8.1-1ubuntu5.20.04.3 Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:   login                           1:4.5-1ubuntu2.4   passwd                          1:4.5-1ubuntu2.4   uidmap                          1:4.5-1ubuntu2.4 Ubuntu 16.04 ESM:   login                           1:4.2-3.1ubuntu5.5+esm2   passwd                          1:4.2-3.1ubuntu5.5+esm2   uidmap                          1:4.2-3.1ubuntu5.5+esm2 Ubuntu 14.04 ESM:   login                           1:4.1.5.1-1ubuntu9.5+esm2   passwd                          1:4.1.5.1-1ubuntu9.5+esm2   uidmap                          1:4.1.5.1-1ubuntu9.5+esm2 In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

References

  https://ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-5745-1

  CVE-2013-4235

Severity
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5745-1

Package Information

https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/shadow/1:4.11.1+dfsg1-2ubuntu1.1   https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/shadow/1:4.8.1-2ubuntu2.1 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/shadow/1:4.8.1-1ubuntu5.20.04.3   https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/shadow/1:4.5-1ubuntu2.4

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