CVE-2008-5394

NameCVE-2008-5394
Description/bin/login in shadow 4.0.18.1 in Debian GNU/Linux, and probably other Linux distributions, allows local users in the utmp group to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on a temporary file referenced in a line (aka ut_line) field in a utmp entry.
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ReferencesDSA-1709-1
NVD severityhigh
Debian Bugs505271

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
shadow (PTS)stretch1:4.4-4.1fixed
stretch (security)1:4.4-4.1+deb9u1fixed
buster1:4.5-1.1fixed
bookworm, sid, bullseye1:4.8.1-1fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
shadowsourceetch1:4.0.18.1-7+etch1DSA-1709-1
shadowsource(unstable)1:4.1.1-6505271

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