Ubuntu 5745-2: shadow regression | LinuxSecurity.com
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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5745-2
November 29, 2022

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

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

Summary:

USN-5745-1 introduced a regression in shadow.

Software Description:
- shadow: system login tools

Details:

USN-5745-1 fixed vulnerabilities in shadow. Unfortunately that update
introduced a regression that caused useradd to behave incorrectly in Ubuntu
14.04 ESM, Ubuntu 16.04 ESM, Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. This
update reverts the security fix pending further investigation.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

Original advisory 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 20.04 LTS:
   login                           1:4.8.1-1ubuntu5.20.04.4
   passwd                          1:4.8.1-1ubuntu5.20.04.4
   uidmap                          1:4.8.1-1ubuntu5.20.04.4

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
   login                           1:4.5-1ubuntu2.5
   passwd                          1:4.5-1ubuntu2.5
   uidmap                          1:4.5-1ubuntu2.5

Ubuntu 16.04 ESM:
   login                           1:4.2-3.1ubuntu5.5+esm3
   passwd                          1:4.2-3.1ubuntu5.5+esm3
   uidmap                          1:4.2-3.1ubuntu5.5+esm3

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM:
   login                           1:4.1.5.1-1ubuntu9.5+esm3
   passwd                          1:4.1.5.1-1ubuntu9.5+esm3
   uidmap                          1:4.1.5.1-1ubuntu9.5+esm3

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

References:
   https://ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-5745-2
   https://ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-5745-1
   https://launchpad.net/bugs/1998169

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/shadow/1:4.8.1-1ubuntu5.20.04.4
   https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/shadow/1:4.5-1ubuntu2.5

Ubuntu 5745-2: shadow regression

November 29, 2022
USN-5745-1 introduced a regression in shadow.

Summary

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives: - Ubuntu 20.04 LTS - Ubuntu 18.04 LTS - Ubuntu 16.04 ESM - Ubuntu 14.04 ESM Summary: USN-5745-1 introduced a regression in shadow. Software Description: - shadow: system login tools Details: USN-5745-1 fixed vulnerabilities in shadow. Unfortunately that update introduced a regression that caused useradd to behave incorrectly in Ubuntu 14.04 ESM, Ubuntu 16.04 ESM, Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. This update reverts the security fix pending further investigation. We apologize for the inconvenience. Original advisory 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 20.04 LTS:   login                           1:4.8.1-1ubuntu5.20.04.4   passwd                          1:4.8.1-1ubuntu5.20.04.4   uidmap                          1:4.8.1-1ubuntu5.20.04.4 Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:   login                           1:4.5-1ubuntu2.5   passwd                          1:4.5-1ubuntu2.5   uidmap                          1:4.5-1ubuntu2.5 Ubuntu 16.04 ESM:   login                           1:4.2-3.1ubuntu5.5+esm3   passwd                          1:4.2-3.1ubuntu5.5+esm3   uidmap                          1:4.2-3.1ubuntu5.5+esm3 Ubuntu 14.04 ESM:   login                           1:4.1.5.1-1ubuntu9.5+esm3   passwd                          1:4.1.5.1-1ubuntu9.5+esm3   uidmap                          1:4.1.5.1-1ubuntu9.5+esm3 In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

References

  https://ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-5745-2

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

  https://launchpad.net/bugs/1998169

Severity
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5745-2

Package Information

https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/shadow/1:4.8.1-1ubuntu5.20.04.4   https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/shadow/1:4.5-1ubuntu2.5

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