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[GLSA-200502-30] cmd5checkpw: Local password leak vulnerability Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
cmd5checkpw: Local password leak vulnerability
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200502-30
(cmd5checkpw: Local password leak vulnerability)
Florian Westphal discovered that cmd5checkpw is installed setuid
cmd5checkpw but does not drop rights before calling execvp(), so
the invoked program retains the cmd5checkpw euid.
Local users that know at least one valid /etc/poppasswd
user/password combination can read the /etc/poppasswd file.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All cmd5checkpw users should upgrade to the latest available
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-mail/cmd5checkpw-0.22-r2"
Threat Level: Low
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