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- Snyk ID SNYK-ORACLE8-SHADOWUTILS-6082011
- published 23 Nov 2023
- disclosed 27 Dec 2023
How to fix?
shadow-utils to version 2:4.6-19.el8 or higher.
This issue was patched in
Note: Versions mentioned in the description apply only to the upstream
shadow-utils package and not the
shadow-utils package as distributed by
How to fix? for
Oracle:8 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.