A vulnerability found in Shadow may allow local attackers to bypass security restrictions.
|Package||sys-apps/shadow on all architectures|
|Affected versions||< 4.6|
|Unaffected versions||>= 4.6|
Shadow is a set of tools to deal with user accounts.
A local attacker could possibly bypass security restrictions if an administrator used “group blacklisting” to restrict access to file system paths.
A local attacker could possibly bypass security restrictions.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All shadow users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=sys-apps/shadow-4.6"
May 22, 2018
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