Upstream information

CVE-2015-3246 at MITRE


libuser before 0.56.13-8 and 0.60 before 0.60-7, as used in the userhelper program in the usermode package, directly modifies /etc/passwd, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (inconsistent file state) by causing an error during the modification. NOTE: this issue can be combined with CVE-2015-3245 to gain privileges.

SUSE information

Overall state of this security issue: Pending

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: 937533 [RESOLVED / FIXED]

SUSE Security Advisories:

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: Fri Dec 8 17:09:08 2023