Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 10.04 LTS / 10.10 / 11.04 : pam vulnerabilities (USN-1140-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2011-2014 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2011-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

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.
(CVE-2009-0887)

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,
CVE-2010-3431, CVE-2010-3435)

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.
(CVE-2010-3853)

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).

Solution :

Update the affected libpam-modules package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.9
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.0
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 55102 ()

Bugtraq ID: 34010
42472
43487
44590
46045

CVE ID: CVE-2009-0887
CVE-2010-3316
CVE-2010-3430
CVE-2010-3431
CVE-2010-3435
CVE-2010-3853
CVE-2010-4706
CVE-2010-4707