CVE-2021-40084

NameCVE-2021-40084
Descriptionopensysusers through 0.6 does not safely use eval on files in sysusers.d that may contain shell metacharacters. For example, it allows command execution via a crafted GECOS field whereas systemd-sysusers (a program with the same specification) does not do that.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
NVD severityhigh
Debian Bugs992058

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
opensysusers (PTS)bullseye0.6-2vulnerable
sid0.6-3fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
opensysuserssource(unstable)0.6-3992058

Notes

[bullseye] - opensysusers <no-dsa> (Minor issue; if fixed upstream address via point release)

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