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- Snyk ID SNYK-DEBIAN11-SHADOW-5879152
- published 1 Sep 2023
- disclosed 27 Dec 2023
How to fix?
There is no fixed version for
Note: Versions mentioned in the description apply only to the upstream
shadow package and not the
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How to fix? for
Debian:11 relevant fixed versions and status.
A flaw was found in shadow-utils. When asking for a new password, shadow-utils asks the password twice. If the password fails on the second attempt, shadow-utils fails in cleaning the buffer used to store the first entry. This may allow an attacker with enough access to retrieve the password from the memory.