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[ GLSA 200502-30 ] cmd5checkpw: Local password leak vulnerability
From: Thierry Carrez <koon () gentoo org>
Date: Fri, 25 Feb 2005 22:30:34 +0100

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200502-30
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  Severity: Low
     Title: cmd5checkpw: Local password leak vulnerability
      Date: February 25, 2005
      Bugs: #78256
        ID: 200502-30

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Synopsis
========

cmd5checkpw contains a flaw allowing local users to access other users
cmd5checkpw passwords.

Background
==========

cmd5checkpw is a checkpassword compatible authentication program that
uses CRAM-MD5 authentication mode.

Affected packages
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     Package               /  Vulnerable  /                 Unaffected
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  1  net-mail/cmd5checkpw     <= 0.22-r1                    >= 0.22-r2

Description
===========

Florian Westphal discovered that cmd5checkpw is installed setuid
cmd5checkpw but does not drop privileges before calling execvp(), so
the invoked program retains the cmd5checkpw euid.

Impact
======

Local users that know at least one valid /etc/poppasswd user/password
combination can read the /etc/poppasswd file.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All cmd5checkpw users should upgrade to the latest available version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-mail/cmd5checkpw-0.22-r2"

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

  http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200502-30.xml

Concerns?
=========

Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security () gentoo org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2005 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0

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