DescriptionThe Debian installer for the (1) shadow 4.0.14 and (2) base-config 2.53.10 packages includes sensitive information in world-readable log files, including preseeded passwords and pppoeconf passwords, which might allow local users to gain privileges.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub advisories/code/issues, web search, more)
Debian Bugs254068, 356939, 358210

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
shadow (PTS)buster1:4.5-1.1fixed
bookworm, sid1:4.13+dfsg1-1fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
base-configsourcesarge(not affected)
shadowsource(unstable)1:4.0.14-9356939, 358210


The installer is fixed separately, but the postinst of the shadow update
corrects permissions of a faulty install
seems to be a duplicate of CVE-2006-1376

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