Red Hat Inc. Information for VU#405955

util-linux package vulnerable to privilege escalation when "ptmptmp" file is not removed properly when using "chfn" utility

Status

Affected

Vendor Statement

Red Hat distributes the util-linux package in all Red Hat Linux distributions. Updated packages containing a fix for this vulnerability will be available along with our advisory at the URL below. At the same time users of the Red Hat Network will be able to update their systems using the 'up2date' tool.

http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2002-132.html

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor References

None

Addendum

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