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Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:20:28 -0600
From: "Serge E. Hallyn" <>
Subject: Re: util-linux 2.29.2 fixes CVE-2017-2616

On Thu, Feb 23, 2017 at 05:08:48PM +0100, Hanno Böck wrote:
> 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?

There is a debian bug to switch over to the util-linux version of su.

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