SuSE Inc. Information for VU#405955
util-linux package vulnerable to privilege escalation when "ptmptmp" file is not removed properly when using "chfn" utility
- Vendor Information Help Date Notified: 26 Jun 2002
- Statement Date:
- Date Updated: 15 Jul 2002
SuSE Linux is not vulnerable to this issue, as we do no use the passwd utility from util-linux. Instead, we are using the ones from the shadow or pwdutils suite, which properly opens the file with O_EXCL (in addition to using lockpwdf).
The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.
The CERT/CC has no additional comments at this time.