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CVE-2008-1926 - Obsolete Mailboxes

Description

Argument injection vulnerability in login (login-utils/login.c) in util-linux-ng 2.14 and earlier makes it easier for remote attackers to hide activities by modifying portions of log events as demonstrated by appending an \addr=\ statement to the login name aka \audit log injection.\

Reference

http://git.kernel.org/?p=utils/util-linux-ng/util-linux-ng.git;a=blobdiff;f=login-utils/login.c;h=230121316d953c59e7842c1325f6e9f326a37608;hp=aad27794327c60391b5148b367d2c79338fc6ee4;hb=8ccf0b253ac0f4f58d64bc9674de18bff5a88782;hpb=3a4a13b12a8065b0b5354686d2807cce421a9973 http://git.kernel.org/?p=utils/util-linux-ng/util-linux-ng.git;a=commit;h=8ccf0b253ac0f4f58d64bc9674de18bff5a88782 https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2008-April/msg00624.html http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/28983 http://secunia.com/advisories/29982 http://secunia.com/advisories/30014 http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:114 http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2009-0981.html http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1022256 http://secunia.com/advisories/35161 http://wiki.rpath.com/Advisories:rPSA-2009-0143 http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/1392/references https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/41987 https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A9833 http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/507854/100/0/threaded