Package "shadow"

Name: shadow


This package is just an umbrella for a group of other packages, it has no description.
Description samples from packages in group:

  • system login tools
  • change and administer password and group data

Latest version: 1:
Release: precise (12.04)
Level: updates
Repository: main


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Version: 1: 2021-05-03 16:06:21 UTC

  shadow (1: precise-security; urgency=medium

  * SECURITY UPDATE: preventing tty hijacking.
    - debian/patches/0001-Do_not_foward_controlling_terminal.patch
      No CVE is currently assigned. Upstream patch.
  [ Seth Arnold ]
  * SECURITY UPDATE: su could be used to kill arbitrary process.
    - debian/patches/CVE-2017-2616.patch: Check process's exit status before
      sending signal. This patch is a combined patch with original and
      regression patch
    - CVE-2017-2616

 -- <email address hidden> (Leonidas S. Barbosa) Thu, 22 Jun 2017 11:08:53 -0300

Source diff to previous version
CVE-2017-2616 Sending SIGKILL to other processes with root privileges via su

Version: 1: 2012-10-15 06:06:41 UTC

  shadow (1: precise-proposed; urgency=low

  * debian/passwd.upstart: Add an upstrat job to clear locks on
    [shadow-]passwd/group. (LP: #523896).
 -- Dmitrijs Ledkovs <email address hidden> Fri, 31 Aug 2012 13:00:33 +0100

523896 useradd: cannot lock /etc/passwd; try again later.

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