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The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201206-31
(Linux-PAM: Multiple vulnerabilities)
Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Linux-PAM. Please
review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.
A local attacker could use specially crafted files to cause a buffer
overflow, possibly resulting in privilege escalation or Denial of
Service. Furthermore, a local attacker could execute specially crafted
programs or symlink attacks, possibly resulting in data loss or
disclosure of sensitive information.
There is no known workaround at this time.
See also :
All Linux-PAM users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=sys-libs/pam-1.1.5'
NOTE: This is a legacy GLSA. Updates for all affected architectures are
available since November 25, 2011. It is likely that your system is
already no longer affected by this issue.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.3
Public Exploit Available : false
Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 59704 ()
Bugtraq ID: 424724348744590460454604650343
CVE ID: CVE-2010-3316CVE-2010-3430CVE-2010-3431CVE-2010-3435CVE-2010-3853CVE-2010-4706CVE-2010-4707CVE-2010-4708CVE-2011-3148CVE-2011-3149
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