CVE-2006-1844 Affecting shadow package, versions <1:4.0.14-9



    Attack Complexity Low

    Threat Intelligence

    EPSS 0.04% (6th percentile)
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  • Snyk ID SNYK-DEBIAN11-SHADOW-526901
  • published 19 Apr 2006
  • disclosed 19 Apr 2006

How to fix?

Upgrade Debian:11 shadow to version 1:4.0.14-9 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.

The Debian installer for the (1) shadow 4.0.14 and (2) base-config 2.53.10 packages includes sensitive information in world-readable log files, including preseeded passwords and pppoeconf passwords, which might allow local users to gain privileges.