GLSA-200510-22 : SELinux PAM: Local password guessing attack

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200510-22
(SELinux PAM: Local password guessing attack)

The SELinux patches for PAM introduce a vulnerability allowing a
password to be checked with the unix_chkpwd utility without delay or
logging. This vulnerability doesn't affect users who do not run

Impact :

A local attacker could exploit this vulnerability to brute-force
passwords and escalate privileges on an SELinux system.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

Solution :

All SELinux PAM users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=sys-libs/pam-0.78-r3'

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.1

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 20115 (gentoo_GLSA-200510-22.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-2977