Upstream information

CVE-2005-3503 at MITRE

Description

chfn in pwdutils 3.0.4 and earlier on SuSE Linux, and possibly other operating systems, does not properly check arguments for the GECOS field, which allows local users to gain privileges.

SUSE information

Overall state of this security issue: Resolved

This issue is currently rated as having important severity.

CVSS v2 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database
Base Score 7.2
Vector AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity Low
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Complete
Integrity Impact Complete
Availability Impact Complete
SUSE Bugzilla entry: 130209 [RESOLVED]

No SUSE Security Announcements cross referenced.

List of released packages

Product(s) Fixed package version(s) References
SUSE LINUX 10.0
  • pwdutils >= 3.0.4-4.2
SUSE LINUX 9.1 for IA32
SUSE LINUX 9.1 for x86-64
  • pwdutils >= 2.6.4-2.18.3
SUSE LINUX 9.2
  • pwdutils >= 2.6.90-6.2
SUSE LINUX 9.3
  • pwdutils >= 2.6.96-4.2
SuSE Linux Desktop 1.0
  • shadow >= 4.0.2-411
ul1.ia64
ul1.s390
ul1.ppc
ul1.x86-64
slox4,2.x86
YOU Patch Nr: 10551
SUSE LINUX Retail Solution 8
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for AMD64
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM iSeries and IBM pSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM zSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IPF
SuSE Linux Openexchange Server 4
SuSE Linux School Server for i386
SuSE Linux Standard Server 8
UnitedLinux 1.0
  • shadow >= 4.0.2-410
ul1.ia64
ul1.s390
ul1.ppc
ul1.x86-64
slox4,2.x86
YOU Patch Nr: 10551