Ubuntu 9.04 / 9.10 / 10.04 LTS : libpam-opie vulnerability (USN-955-2)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2010-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2010-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

USN-955-1 fixed vulnerabilities in OPIE. This update provides rebuilt
libpam-opie packages against the updated libopie library.

Maksymilian Arciemowicz and Adam Zabrocki discovered that OPIE
incorrectly handled long usernames. A remote attacker could exploit
this with a crafted username and make applications linked against
libopie crash, leading to a denial of service.

Solution :

Update the affected libpam-opie package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
CVSS Temporal Score : 7.3
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 47111 ()

Bugtraq ID: 40403

CVE ID: CVE-2010-1938