[USN-663-1] system-tools-backends regression

Kees Cook kees at ubuntu.com
Wed Nov 5 18:19:56 UTC 2008


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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-663-1          November 05, 2008
system-tools-backends regression
https://launchpad.net/bugs/287134
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A security issue affects the following Ubuntu releases:

Ubuntu 8.10

This advisory also applies to the corresponding versions of
Kubuntu, Edubuntu, and Xubuntu.

The problem can be corrected by upgrading your system to the
following package versions:

Ubuntu 8.10:
  system-tools-backends           2.6.0-1ubuntu1.1

In general, a standard system upgrade is sufficient to effect the
necessary changes.

Details follow:

It was discovered that passwords changed (or new users created) via the
"Users and Groups" tool were created with 3DES hashing.  This reduced the
security of stored user passwords, and was a regression from the correct
MD5 hashing.  This update fixes the problem; future password changes
will correct the hashing used.  We apologize for the inconvenience.


Updated packages for Ubuntu 8.10:

  Source archives:

    http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/s/system-tools-backends/system-tools-backends_2.6.0-1ubuntu1.1.diff.gz
      Size/MD5:    11981 0a9e19e908466dca073aafdbca052e10
    http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/s/system-tools-backends/system-tools-backends_2.6.0-1ubuntu1.1.dsc
      Size/MD5:     1585 cc8c71def106ad81fa59c45bae82790d
    http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/s/system-tools-backends/system-tools-backends_2.6.0.orig.tar.gz
      Size/MD5:   567711 913530493fa6cff6e797f4c888641d42

  Architecture independent packages:

    http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/s/system-tools-backends/system-tools-backends-dev_2.6.0-1ubuntu1.1_all.deb
      Size/MD5:    14022 b1ba12e53953c0ee1449a8605232fabb

  amd64 architecture (Athlon64, Opteron, EM64T Xeon):

    http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/s/system-tools-backends/system-tools-backends_2.6.0-1ubuntu1.1_amd64.deb
      Size/MD5:   113012 89e50d2b48202e6e5b4c2da8b06dff1c

  i386 architecture (x86 compatible Intel/AMD):

    http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/s/system-tools-backends/system-tools-backends_2.6.0-1ubuntu1.1_i386.deb
      Size/MD5:   111786 f4f2c2a8808320cde6b1ee8105550dec

  lpia architecture (Low Power Intel Architecture):

    http://ports.ubuntu.com/pool/main/s/system-tools-backends/system-tools-backends_2.6.0-1ubuntu1.1_lpia.deb
      Size/MD5:   111740 23882632c5460e7afbc3e04c6782c8dc

  powerpc architecture (Apple Macintosh G3/G4/G5):

    http://ports.ubuntu.com/pool/main/s/system-tools-backends/system-tools-backends_2.6.0-1ubuntu1.1_powerpc.deb
      Size/MD5:   114390 1fcb07972e510878a1cb8668efb26f5b

  sparc architecture (Sun SPARC/UltraSPARC):

    http://ports.ubuntu.com/pool/main/s/system-tools-backends/system-tools-backends_2.6.0-1ubuntu1.1_sparc.deb
      Size/MD5:   112456 6e27917fa2fa9371f518e9f04cc34c6d

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