This is the shadow tool suite home page.
2014-05-09 - New release: 4.2.1
A new minor version that incorporates a few patches that came through the Debian Bug Tracking System and were not included in 4.2.
2014-04-15 - New release: 4.2
A new major version, prepared by Nicolas François during summer 2013, but only release in April 2014 by Christian Perrier. Bring subuid/subgid support.
2011-02-15 - New release: 188.8.131.52
A new minor version was released to fix the vulnerability CVE-2011-0721. See shadow-184.108.40.206.NEWS for more details.
2009-07-24 - New release: 220.127.116.11
A new minor version was released. See shadow-18.104.22.168.NEWS for more details.
2009-05-22 - New release: 22.214.171.124
This is a minor release with bug fixes and some small new features. See shadow-126.96.36.199.NEWS for more details.
2009-05-11 - New release: 4.1.4
This release adds PAM support to the chpasswd and newusers tools. It also contains bug fixes or smaller features that are described in shadow-4.1.4.NEWS.
2009-04-15 - New release: 188.8.131.52
This release fixes a bug which caused wrong permission to be set on the terminals used after login. Only 4.1.3 was affected.
It also fixes some bugs on the SE Linux support.
2009-04-12 - New release: 4.1.3
Another version of shadow was released. You can find a comprehensive list of changes on shadow-4.1.3.NEWS.
2008-11-23 - New release: 184.108.40.206
A new version of shadow was released. It fixes a "race condition" vulnerability in login, which could lead to gaining ownership or changing mode of arbitrary files; and a possible login DOS when an attacker can inject forged entries in utmp.
You can find a comprehensive list of changes on shadow-220.127.116.11.NEWS.
2008-06-26 - New release: 18.104.22.168
A new version of shadow was released. It fixes an "audit log injection" vulnerability in login, when configured with audit support.
You can find a comprehensive list of changes on shadow-22.214.171.124.NEWS.
2008-05-25 - New release: 4.1.2
A new version of shadow was released. You can find a comprehensive list of changes on shadow-4.1.2.NEWS.
2008-04-02 - New release: 4.1.1
A new version of shadow was released. It contains a lot of fixes for bugs found with the testsuite.
2008-03-09 - The website is translated!
An internationalization infrastructure was setup for the website using po4a.
The website is now translated in French, and you can jump back to the English version using the links at the bottom of every pages.
2007-12-10 - New release: 4.1.0
A new version of shadow was released. It contains patches gathered from various distributions, the documentation of the login.defs variables, support for SHA password encryption methods, and lots of bug fixes.
The manpages are now generated depending on the configuration. It is recommended to re-generate them if you change some configure options.
2007-10-28 - New release: 126.96.36.199
A new version of shadow was released. It contains changes accumulated from the previous repository and small recent changes.
The packaging should not have change too much. Tell us if there are some packaging issues.
2007-10-07 - New repository layout for upstream development
Upstream development of the shadow tool suite used to be hosted by the PLD project.
It will now be hosted on Alioth.