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Overview

Vulnerability Score 7.2 7.2
CVE Id CVE-1999-1434
Last Modified 10 Sep 2008 03:01:56
Published 13 Jul 1998 12:00:00
Confidentiality Impact COMPLETE COMPLETE
Integrity Impact COMPLETE COMPLETE
Availability Impact COMPLETE COMPLETE
Access Vector LOCAL
Access Complexity LOW
Authentication NONE

CVE-1999-1434

Summary

login in Slackware Linux 3.2 through 3.5 does not properly check for an error when the /etc/group file is missing, which prevents it from dropping privileges, causing it to assign root privileges to any local user who logs on to the server.

Vulnerable Systems

Operating System

  • Slackware Linux 3.1

  • Slackware Linux 3.2

  • Slackware Linux 3.3

  • Slackware Linux 3.4

  • Slackware Linux 3.5


References

BUGTRAQ - 19980713 Slackware Shadow Insecurity

BID - 155


Last Updated: 27 May 2016 10:35:26