CVE-2016-6252

NameCVE-2016-6252
DescriptionInteger overflow in shadow 4.2.1 allows local users to gain privileges via crafted input to newuidmap.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDSA-3793-1
NVD severitymedium (attack range: local)
Debian Bugs832170

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
shadow (PTS)wheezy1:4.1.5.1-1fixed
wheezy (security)1:4.1.5.1-1+deb7u1fixed
jessie (security), jessie1:4.2-3+deb8u4fixed
stretch1:4.4-4.1fixed
buster, sid1:4.5-1fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
shadowsource(unstable)1:4.4-1medium832170
shadowsourcejessie1:4.2-3+deb8u3mediumDSA-3793-1
shadowsourcewheezy(not affected)

Notes

[wheezy] - shadow <not-affected> (Vulnerable code not present)
https://github.com/shadow-maint/shadow/issues/27
Fixed by: https://github.com/shadow-maint/shadow/commit/1d5a926cc2d6078d23a96222b1ef3e558724dad1 (4.3.1)

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