shadow contains multiple CRLF injection vulnerabilities related to the 'chfn' and 'chsh' utilities failing to handle newlines characters properly. This may allow a local attacker to add new groups or users to the 'etc/passwd' file via the GECOS field.
Local Access Required
Loss of Integrity
Patch / RCS,
Upgrade to version 1:126.96.36.199 or higher, as it has been reported to fix the issue. Additionally, multiple Linux distributions have released a patch to address this vulnerability.
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