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The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200909-01
(Linux-PAM: Privilege escalation)
Marcus Granado repoted that Linux-PAM does not properly handle user
names that contain Unicode characters. This is related to integer
signedness errors in the pam_StrTok() function in libpam/pam_misc.c.
A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause a Denial of
Service. A remote authenticated attacker could exploit this
vulnerability to log in to a system with the account of a user that has
a similar user name, but with non-ASCII characters.
There is no known workaround at this time.
See also :
All Linux-PAM users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=sys-libs/pam-1.0.4'
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.6
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.5
Public Exploit Available : true