July 17, 2001

Red Hat has new util-linux packages

Author: JT Smith

From Help Net Security: "vipw, from the util-linux package in Red Hat Linux 7.1, included a new option that allowed editing of the
/etc/shadow file as well as /etc/passwd. However, this option did not take measures to ensure that the file
remained only readable by root." Read on for more information and new packages to fix the problem.

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