Debian Security Advisory

DSA-1177-1 usermin -- programming error

Date Reported:
15 Sep 2006
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 374609.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2006-4246.
More information:

Hendrik Weimer discovered that it is possible for a normal user to disable the login shell of the root account via usermin, a web-based administration tool.

For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in version 1.110-3.1.

In the upstream distribution this problem is fixed in version 1.220.

We recommend that you upgrade your usermin package.

Fixed in:

Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 (sarge)

Architecture-independent component:

MD5 checksums of the listed files are available in the original advisory.