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authorLudovic Courtès <ludo@gnu.org>2021-04-03 22:19:28 +0200
committerLudovic Courtès <ludo@gnu.org>2021-04-03 22:19:28 +0200
commit3b6247ba6d531be61b85e8b0c02ff4d7118593f5 (patch)
treec4179cae3489625f83b9e76c3b75d2172c013ecf /etc
parentc9960ad67c7644225343e913d5fea620d97bb293 (diff)
news: Clarify time window for account activation vulnerability.
* etc/news.scm: Tweak wording about skeleton files.
Diffstat (limited to 'etc')
1 files changed, 4 insertions, 3 deletions
diff --git a/etc/news.scm b/etc/news.scm
index adb81dd64b..3e5b2d7824 100644
--- a/etc/news.scm
+++ b/etc/news.scm
@@ -42,9 +42,10 @@ The attack can happen when @command{guix system reconfigure} is running.
Running @command{guix system reconfigure} can trigger the creation of new user
accounts if the configuration specifies new accounts. If a user whose account
is being created manages to log in after the account has been created but
-before ``skeleton files'' have been copied to its home directory, they may, by
-creating an appropriately-named symbolic link in the home directory pointing
-to a sensitive file, such as @file{/etc/shadow}, get root privileges.
+before ``skeleton files'' copied to its home directory have the right
+ownership, they may, by creating an appropriately-named symbolic link in the
+home directory pointing to a sensitive file, such as @file{/etc/shadow}, get
+root privileges.
See @uref{https://issues.guix.gnu.org/47584} for more information on this