Package : mod-auth-shadow
Vulnerability : programming error
Problem type : remote
CVE ID : CAN-2005-2963
Debian Bug : 323789
A vulnerability in mod_auth_shadow, an Apache module that lets users
perform HTTP authentication against /etc/shadow, has been discovered.
The module runs for all locations that use the 'require group'
directive which would bypass access restrictions controlled by another
authorisation mechanism, such as AuthGroupFile file, if the username
is listed in the password file and in the gshadow file in the proper
group and the supplied password matches against the one in the shadow
This update requires an explicit "AuthShadow on" statement if website
authentication should be checked against /etc/shadow.
For the old stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in
For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
We recommend that you upgrade your libapache-mod-auth-shadow package.
will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
will install the referenced file.
If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
sources.list as given below:
will update the internal database
will install corrected packages
You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
footer to the proper configuration.
Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 alias woody