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Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2017 17:31:42 +0100
From: Bálint Réczey <>
Subject: Re: util-linux 2.29.2 fixes CVE-2017-2616


2017-02-23 17:08 GMT+01:00 Hanno Böck <>:
> 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?

In Debian we are looking into switching to util-linux from shadow for
commands provided by both packages:


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