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Re: [Pkg-shadow-devel] Wheezy update of shadow?

Hi Serge & All,

2016-07-21 16:16 GMT+02:00 Serge E. Hallyn <serge@hallyn.com>:
> Quoting Christian PERRIER (bubulle@debian.org):
>> Quoting Chris Lamb (lamby@debian.org):
>> > Hello dear maintainer(s),
>> >
>> > the Debian LTS team would like to fix the security issues which are
>> > currently open in the Wheezy version of shadow:
>> > https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2016-6251
>> > https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2016-6252
>> >
>> > Would you like to take care of this yourself?
>> There is probably zero chances that this happens. I handled over the
>> maintenance of shadow to the "team" but the movement is very slow. So
>> I suspect that nearly nothing will happen.
>> As for Nicolas, he is pretty much inactive for years now, so don't
>> expect more from his side.
>> So, well, even though I'm not happy to send suuch news, this is more
>> or less the reality nowadays.
> Dimitri, are you able to help here?
> I had a candidate package up on mentors for awhile for a new release
> (https://mentors.debian.net/debian/pool/main/s/shadow/shadow_4.3-1~b1.dsc).
> Would be great if someone would either test that and fix it up / push, or
> start over and ditch my work if they prefer.

I'll check the package tomorrow, both the new release and an update for Wheezy.


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