Race Condition Affecting shadow package, versions <1:4.4-4


0.0
medium
0
10

Snyk CVSS

    Attack Complexity High
    Availability High

    Threat Intelligence

    EPSS 0.04% (6th percentile)
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NVD
4.7 medium
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Red Hat
5.5 medium

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  • Snyk ID SNYK-DEBIAN11-SHADOW-517665
  • published 27 Jun 2018
  • disclosed 27 Jul 2018

How to fix?

Upgrade Debian:11 shadow to version 1:4.4-4 or higher.

NVD Description

Note: Versions mentioned in the description apply only to the upstream shadow package and not the shadow package as distributed by Debian. See How to fix? for Debian:11 relevant fixed versions and status.

A race condition was found in util-linux before 2.32.1 in the way su handled the management of child processes. A local authenticated attacker could use this flaw to kill other processes with root privileges under specific conditions.