CVE-2019-19882 log

Severity High
Remote No
Type Privilege escalation
shadow 4.8, in certain circumstances affecting at least Gentoo, Arch Linux, and Void Linux, allows local users to obtain root access because setuid programs are misconfigured. Specifically, this affects shadow 4.8 when compiled using --with-libpam but without explicitly passing --disable-account-tools-setuid, and without a PAM configuration suitable for use with setuid account management tools. This combination leads to account management tools (groupadd, groupdel, groupmod, useradd, userdel, usermod) that can easily be used by unprivileged local users to escalate privileges to root in multiple ways. This issue became much more relevant in approximately December 2019 when an unrelated bug was fixed (i.e., the chmod calls to suidusbins were fixed in the upstream Makefile which is now included in the release version 4.8).
Group Package Affected Fixed Severity Status Ticket
AVG-1079 shadow 4.7-3 4.8-1 High Fixed FS#64836
Date Advisory Group Package Severity Type
18 Dec 2019 ASA-201912-4 AVG-1079 shadow High privilege escalation