authentication accepts wrong passwords

Bug #478806 reported by Robert Millan on 2009-11-09
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
grub2 (Debian)
Fix Released
grub2 (Ubuntu)
Jamie Strandboge

Bug Description

Binary package hint: grub2

Details in

UNTESTED patch from upstream Bazaar attached.

Robert Millan (rmh-aybabtu) wrote :
visibility: private → public
Colin Watson (cjwatson) on 2009-11-09
Changed in grub2 (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → High
importance: High → Critical
Robert Millan (rmh-aybabtu) wrote :

I'm sorry, there were a couple of minor compilation bugs. Here's a correct patch.

I've received confirmation that it fixes the problem, but haven't yet tested myself.

Changed in grub2 (Debian):
status: Unknown → Confirmed
Changed in grub2 (Debian):
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
Lorenzo De Liso (blackz) wrote :

Yes, the patch works.

Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

Here's the final aggregated patch that went into Bazaar (almost identical to Robert's patch above). Could somebody from the security team shepherd this into karmic-security? It'll be in lucid quite soon.

Changed in grub2 (Ubuntu Karmic):
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Critical
Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :
Changed in grub2 (Ubuntu Karmic):
assignee: nobody → Jamie Strandboge (jdstrand)
status: Triaged → In Progress
Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

Fixed in grub2 1.97+20091130-1ubuntu1 in Lucid now:

grub2 (1.97+20091115-1) unstable; urgency=low

  * New upstream snapshot.
    - Fix security problem with password checking. (Closes: #555195)
    - Fix the generated GNU/Hurd menu entries and also add support for
      it in 30_os-prober. (Closes: #555188)
    - Same grub-mkrescue for grub-pc and grub-coreboot, used by
      grub-rescue-pc during postinst now. (Closes: #501867)

  [ Felix Zielcke ]
  * Ship grub-mkisofs in grub-common.
  * patches/ Remove (merged upstream).
  * patches/906_grub_extras.diff: Remove. Superseded by GRUB_CONTRIB variable
    in recent upstream trunk.
  * rules: Export GRUB_CONTRIB to enable grub-extras add-ons.
  * Pass --force to grub-install in the postinst. (Closes: #553415)
  * Don't strip debug symbols from grub-emu. It's meant for debugging
    and with them it's much more useful.
  * Ship grub-mkfloppy in grub-pc.
  * Revert the Replaces: grub-common to (<= 1.96+20080413-1) on the
    grub-pc package. It was wrongly modified long ago.

  [ Robert Millan ]
  * copyright: Document mkisofs.
  * control: Update Vcs- fields (moved to Bazaar).
  * rules: Update debian/legacy/update-grub rule to Bazaar.

 -- Felix Zielcke <email address hidden> Sun, 15 Nov 2009 19:13:31 +0100

Changed in grub2 (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Released
Changed in grub2 (Ubuntu Karmic):
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Jamie Strandboge (jdstrand) wrote :
Changed in grub2 (Ubuntu Karmic):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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