USN-964-1: Likewise Open vulnerability

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-964-1

26th July, 2010

likewise-open vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 10.04 LTS


Local login restrictions could be bypassed.

Software description

  • likewise-open - Authentication services for Active Directory Domains


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 version:

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

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