USN-964-2: Likewise Open regression

29 July 2010

likewise-open regression

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 10.04 LTS


Regression when starting services.

Software Description

  • likewise-open - Authentication services for Active Directory Domains


USN-964-1 fixed vulnerabilities in Likewise Open. The upstream fixes were incomplete, which caused problems running certain services. This update fixes the problem.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

Original advisory details:

Matt Weatherford discovered that Likewise Open did not correctly check password expiration for the local-provider account. A local attacker could exploit this to log into a system they would otherwise not have access to.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
likewise-open -

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.