Shadow CVE-2019-19882 Multiple Local Privilege Escalation Vulnerabilities



Date Discovered

December 17, 2019


Shadow is prone to multiple local privilege-escalation vulnerabilities. A local attacker can exploit these issues to gain elevated privileges. Shadow 4.8 is vulnerable; other versions may also be affected.

Technologies Affected

  • Shadow-Maint Shadow 4.8


Permit local access for trusted individuals only. Where possible, use restricted environments and restricted shells.
Allow only trusted individuals to have user accounts and local access to the resources.

Evaluate read, write, and execute permissions on all newly installed software.
Evaluate the files with world-readable permissions and manually modify the permissions.

Updates are available. Please see the references or vendor advisory for more information.



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