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util-linux login program discloses sensitive information

Vulnerability Note VU#801526

Original Release Date: 2004-03-23 | Last Revised: 2004-03-23

Overview

util-linux login program uses a pointer that was previously freed and reallocated which could allow an attacker to gain access to sensitive information.

Description

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.

Impact

An attacker may be able to gain access to sensitive information.

Solution

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Apply a patch from your vendor.

Vendor Information

801526
 
Affected   Unknown   Unaffected

Red Hat Inc.

Updated:  March 23, 2004

Status

  Vulnerable

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

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

Addendum

Please refer to the Red Hat Security Bulletin.

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CVSS Metrics

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Temporal N/A N/A
Environmental N/A

References

Acknowledgements

Red Hat credits Matthew Lee for reporting this vulnerability.

This document was written by Damon Morda.

Other Information

CVE IDs: CVE-2004-0080
Severity Metric: 1.40
Date Public: 2004-02-03
Date First Published: 2004-03-23
Date Last Updated: 2004-03-23 14:51 UTC
Document Revision: 4

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