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Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2017 11:51:39 -0500
From: Leo Famulari <>
Subject: Re: util-linux 2.29.2 fixes CVE-2017-2616

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

Debian uses shadow, but is discussing a switch to util-linux:

GuixSD is using shadow:

I'm also interested to learn the pros and cons of the two

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