Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2011-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2011-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
Marcus Granado discovered that PAM incorrectly handled configuration
files with non-ASCII usernames. A remote attacker could use this flaw
to cause a denial of service, or possibly obtain login access with a
different users username. This issue only affected Ubuntu 8.04 LTS.
It was discovered that the PAM pam_xauth, pam_env and pam_mail modules
incorrectly handled dropping privileges when performing operations. A
local attacker could use this flaw to read certain arbitrary files,
and access other sensitive information. (CVE-2010-3316, CVE-2010-3430,
It was discovered that the PAM pam_namespace module incorrectly
cleaned the environment during execution of the namespace.init script.
A local attacker could use this flaw to possibly gain privileges.
It was discovered that the PAM pam_xauth module incorrectly handled
certain failures. A local attacker could use this flaw to delete
certain unintended files. (CVE-2010-4706)
It was discovered that the PAM pam_xauth module incorrectly verified
certain file properties. A local attacker could use this flaw to cause
a denial of service. (CVE-2010-4707).
Update the affected libpam-modules package.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.9
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.1
Public Exploit Available : false