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[DSA1150] DSA-1150-1 shadow Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
A bug has been discovered in several packages that execute the
setuid() system call without checking for success when trying to drop
rights, which may fail with some PAM configurations.
For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in
For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
We recommend that you upgrade your passwd package.
Solution : http://www.debian.org/security/2006/dsa-1150
Threat Level: High
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