Slackware: 2011-101-01: shadow: Security Update
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Slackware New shadow packages are available for Slackware 13.1, and -current to fix a security issue. [More Info...]
[slackware-security]  shadow (SSA:2011-101-01)

New shadow packages are available for Slackware 13.1, and -current to fix a
security issue.


Here are the details from the Slackware  13.1 ChangeLog:
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patches/packages/shadow-4.1.4.3-i486-2_slack13.1.txz:  Rebuilt.
  Corrected a packaging error where incorrect permissions on /usr/sbin/lastlog
  and /usr/sbin/faillog allow any user to set login failure limits on any
  other user (including root), potentially leading to a denial of service.
  Thanks to pyllyukko for discovering and reporting this vulnerability.
  (* Security fix *)
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Where to find the new package:
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HINT:  Getting slow download speeds from ftp.slackware.com?
Give slackware.osuosl.org a try.  This is another primary FTP site
for Slackware that can be considerably faster than downloading
directly from ftp.slackware.com.

Thanks to the friendly folks at the OSU Open Source Lab
(http://osuosl.org) for donating additional FTP and rsync hosting
to the Slackware project!  :-)

Also see the "Get Slack" section on http://slackware.com for
additional mirror sites near you.

Updated package for Slackware 13.1:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-13.1/patches/packages/shadow-4.1.4.3-i486-2_slack13.1.txz

Updated package for Slackware x86_64 13.1:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware64-13.1/patches/packages/shadow-4.1.4.3-x86_64-2_slack13.1.txz

Updated package for Slackware -current:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-current/slackware/a/shadow-4.1.4.3-i486-2.txz

Updated package for Slackware x86_64 -current:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware64-current/slackware64/a/shadow-4.1.4.3-x86_64-2.txz


MD5 signatures:
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Slackware 13.1 package:
6af48ee8f22b4c429d8d12b45600c440  shadow-4.1.4.3-i486-2_slack13.1.txz

Slackware x86_64 13.1 package:
627d993c084ba4ad541d23c31e8507cc  shadow-4.1.4.3-x86_64-2_slack13.1.txz

Slackware -current package:
522bb5ec7234e0a06c5f805e349a65c0  a/shadow-4.1.4.3-i486-2.txz

Slackware x86_64 -current package:
5eeb1ce5410ba3b721525ca90c669e1d  a/shadow-4.1.4.3-x86_64-2.txz


Installation instructions:
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Upgrade the package as root:
# upgradepkg shadow-4.1.4.3-i486-2_slack13.1.txz


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