Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 10.10 / 11.04 / 11.10 : python-pam vulnerability (USN-1395-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2012-2014 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2012-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

Markus Vervier discovered that PyPAM incorrectly handled passwords
containing NULL bytes. An attacker could exploit this to cause
applications using PyPAM to crash, or possibly execute arbitrary code.

Solution :

Update the affected python-pam package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.2
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 58301 ()

Bugtraq ID: 52370

CVE ID: CVE-2012-1502