CVE-2016-6252

Published: 17 February 2017

Integer overflow in shadow 4.2.1 allows local users to gain privileges via crafted input to newuidmap.

Priority

Medium

CVSS 3 base score: 7.8

Status

Package Release Status
shadow
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream Needs triage

Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus)
Released (1:4.2-3.1ubuntu5.2)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr)
Released (1:4.1.5.1-1ubuntu9.4)
Patches:
Vendor: https://bugzilla.suse.com/attachment.cgi?id=684679&action=diff
Upstream: https://github.com/shadow-maint/shadow/commit/1d5a926cc2d6078d23a96222b1ef3e558724dad1

Notes

AuthorNote
leosilva
shadow version for precise-esm and vivid/ubuntu-core doesn't use
newuidmap binaries neither does any privileged access that makes
this fix necessary.

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