Upstream information

CVE-2015-3245 at MITRE


Incomplete blacklist vulnerability in the chfn function in libuser before 0.56.13-8 and 0.60 before 0.60-7, as used in the userhelper program in the usermode package, allows local users to cause a denial of service (/etc/passwd corruption) via a newline character in the GECOS field.

SUSE information

Overall state of this security issue: Running

This issue is currently rated as having moderate severity.

CVSS v2 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database
Base Score 2.1
Vector AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity Low
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact Partial
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List of released packages

Product(s) Fixed package version(s) References
SUSE Liberty Linux 7
  • libuser >= 0.60-7.el7_1
  • libuser-devel >= 0.60-7.el7_1
  • libuser-python >= 0.60-7.el7_1

SUSE Timeline for this CVE

CVE page created: Thu Jul 9 15:22:32 2015
CVE page last modified: Mon Oct 30 17:17:13 2023