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[Full-disclosure] /bin/login DoS remains after DSA-1709

From: Paul Szabo <psz_at_nospam>
Date: Sat Jan 24 2009 - 05:06:29 GMT
To: bugtraq@securityfocus.com, full-disclosure@lists.grok.org.uk

Even after DSA-1709, /bin/login in Debian is vulnerable to a local DoS attack; the attacker does not need special privileges to succeed. For details please see   http://www.debian.org/security/2009/dsa-1709 http://bugs.debian.org/505271 http://bugs.debian.org/505071

I do not know what practical uses this DoS could have.

(Debian and Ubuntu are vulnerable, I believe RedHat is not. I do not know about other distros.)


Paul Szabo psz_at_maths.usyd.edu.au http://www.maths.usyd.edu.au/u/psz/ School of Mathematics and Statistics University of Sydney Australia

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