Vulnerability Note VU#801526
util-linux login program discloses sensitive information
util-linux login program uses a pointer that was previously freed and reallocated which could allow an attacker to gain access to sensitive information.
util-linux is shipped with Red Hat and numerous other Linux distributions. It contains a collection of utility programs, such as fstab, mkfs, chfn, and login. There is a vulnerability in the way the login program uses a pointer that was previously freed and reallocated resulting in an information leak. This could be used by an attacker to gain access to sensitive information.
An attacker may be able to gain access to sensitive information.
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Systems Affected (Learn More)
|Vendor||Status||Date Notified||Date Updated|
|Red Hat Inc.||Affected||-||23 Mar 2004|
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Red Hat credits Matthew Lee for reporting this vulnerability.
This document was written by Damon Morda.
- CVE IDs: CAN-2004-0080
- Date Public: 03 Feb 2004
- Date First Published: 23 Mar 2004
- Date Last Updated: 23 Mar 2004
- Severity Metric: 1.40
- Document Revision: 4
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