Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2017 17:31:42 +0100 From: Bálint Réczey <balint@...intreczey.hu> To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: util-linux 2.29.2 fixes CVE-2017-2616 Hi, 2017-02-23 17:08 GMT+01:00 Hanno Böck <hanno@...eck.de>: > On Thu, 23 Feb 2017 07:56:51 -0500 > Assaf Gordon <assafgordon@...il.com> 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: https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=833256 Cheers, Balint
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