Debian Security Advisory
DSA-3192-1 checkpw -- security update
- Date Reported:
- 17 Mar 2015
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 780139.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2015-0885.
- More information:
Hiroya Ito of GMO Pepabo, Inc. reported that checkpw, a password authentication program, has a flaw in processing account names which contain double dashes. A remote attacker can use this flaw to cause a denial of service (infinite loop).
For the stable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in version 1.02-1+deb7u1.
For the upcoming stable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in version 1.02-1.1.
For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in version 1.02-1.1.
We recommend that you upgrade your checkpw packages.