Ubuntu 10.10 : pam vulnerability (USN-959-2)

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

Synopsis :

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

Description :

USN-959-1 fixed vulnerabilities in PAM. This update provides the
corresponding updates for Ubuntu 10.10.

Denis Excoffier discovered that the PAM MOTD module in Ubuntu did not
correctly handle path permissions when creating user file stamps. A
local attacker could exploit this to gain root privilieges.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.9
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.7
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 50342 ()

Bugtraq ID: 41465

CVE ID: CVE-2010-0832