GLSA-200606-18 : PAM-MySQL: Multiple vulnerabilities

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200606-18
(PAM-MySQL: Multiple vulnerabilities)

A flaw in handling the result of pam_get_item() as well as further
unspecified flaws were discovered in PAM-MySQL.

Impact :

By exploiting the mentioned flaws an attacker can cause a Denial of
Service and thus prevent users that authenticate against PAM-MySQL from
logging into a machine. There is also a possible additional attack
vector with more malicious impact that has not been confirmed yet.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://pam-mysql.sourceforge.net/News/
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200606-18.xml

Solution :

All PAM-MySQL users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=sys-auth/pam_mysql-0.7_rc1'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 21711 (gentoo_GLSA-200606-18.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-4713
CVE-2006-0056