CVE-2007-5686

NameCVE-2007-5686
Descriptioninitscripts in rPath Linux 1 sets insecure permissions for the /var/log/btmp file, which allows local users to obtain sensitive information regarding authentication attempts. NOTE: because sshd detects the insecure permissions and does not log certain events, this also prevents sshd from logging failed authentication attempts by remote attackers.
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NVD severitymedium (attack range: local)

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
shadow (PTS)wheezy1:4.1.5.1-1vulnerable
wheezy (security)1:4.1.5.1-1+deb7u1vulnerable
jessie (security), jessie1:4.2-3+deb8u4vulnerable
stretch1:4.4-4.1vulnerable
buster, sid1:4.5-1vulnerable

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
shadowsource(unstable)(unfixed)unimportant

Notes

See #290803, on Debian LOG_UNKFAIL_ENAB in login.defs is set to no so
unknown usernames are not recorded on login failures

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