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Gentoo MLDonkey Empty "p2p" Password Security Issue

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Release Date:  2007-10-25    Last Update:  2007-10-31    Views:  11,167

Secunia Advisory SA27366

Where:

From remote

Impact:

System access

Solution Status:

Vendor Workaround

Operating System:

CVE Reference(s):

Description


A security issue has been reported in Gentoo, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a vulnerable system.

The security issue is caused due to the MLDonkey ebuild incorrectly adding a new "p2p" user to the system with an empty password and a valid login shell. This can be exploited to gain access to an affected system.

Successful exploitation requires that a remote login server that allows empty passwords is installed on the system.

The security issue is reported in versions prior to 2.9.0-r3.


Solution:
The vendor recommends changing the login shell of the "p2p" user to deny login (e.g. "usermod -s /bin/false p2p").

Provided and/or discovered by:
The vendor credits Ramin.

Original Advisory:
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200710-25.xml
http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=189412

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