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Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2017 17:08:48 +0100
From: Hanno Böck <>
Subject: Re: util-linux 2.29.2 fixes CVE-2017-2616

On Thu, 23 Feb 2017 07:56:51 -0500
Assaf Gordon <> wrote:

> GNU Coreutils stopped installing 'su' by default in 2007,
> and completely removed 'su' (including the 'su.c' source file)
> in 2012.

That's good to know, so now there are only 2 competing versions of su
instead of 3 in major packages :-)

Anyone have a good idea who is using shadow vs. util-linux su? Do they
have specific advantages/disadvantages, would it be reasonable to try
to get all distros to use them same one?

Hanno Böck

GPG: FE73757FA60E4E21B937579FA5880072BBB51E42

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