NetBSD 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: 12 Jul 2002
NetBSD is not affected by this issue. Password locking functions in NetBSD are provided by libutil. The lock file has been opened O_EXCL in libutil since at least May, 1996 - we did not check further back, since that covers NetBSD 1.2 and later.
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