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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
vulnerability was found in sssd
18 January 2019
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Operating System: Debian GNU/Linux 8
Impact/Access: Unauthorised Access -- Existing Account
CVE Names: CVE-2019-3811
Comment: This advisory references vulnerabilities in products which run on
platforms other than Debian. It is recommended that administrators
running sssd check for an updated version of the software for their
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Package : sssd
Version : 1.11.7-3+deb8u2
CVE ID : CVE-2019-3811
Debian Bug : 919051
A vulnerability was found in sssd. If a user was configured with no home
directory set, sssd would return '/' (the root directory) instead of ''
(the empty string / no home directory). This could impact services that
restrict the user's filesystem access to within their home directory
through chroot() etc.
For Debian 8 "Jessie", this problem has been fixed in version
We recommend that you upgrade your sssd packages.
Further information about Debian LTS security advisories, how to apply
these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
found at: https://wiki.debian.org/LTS
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