USN-3276-3: shadow vulnerability
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3276-3
14th November, 2017
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
su could be made to crash or stop programs as an administrator.
- shadow - system login tools
USN-3276-1 and USN-3276-2 fixed vulnerabilities in shadow. This update
provides the corresponding update for Ubuntu 12.04 ESM.
Original advisory details:
Sebastian Krahmer discovered integer overflows in shadow utilities.
A local attacker could possibly cause them to crash or potentially
gain privileges via crafted input. (CVE-2016-6252)
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package version:
To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.