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

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2010-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2010-2016 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.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

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

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