Even after DSA-1709, /bin/login in Debian is vulnerable to a local DoS
attack; the attacker does not need special privileges to succeed. For
details please see
I do not know what practical uses this DoS could have.
(Debian and Ubuntu are vulnerable, I believe RedHat is not. I do not
know about other distros.)
Paul Szabo firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.maths.usyd.edu.au/u/psz/
School of Mathematics and Statistics University of Sydney Australia