Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2012-2014 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2012-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
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.
Update the affected python-pam package.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.2
Public Exploit Available : true
Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 58301 ()
Bugtraq ID: 52370
CVE ID: CVE-2012-1502
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