Scientific Linux Security Update : pam on SL3.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

A flaw was found in the way the Linux kernel handled certain SG_IO
commands. Console users with access to certain device files had the
ability to damage recordable CD drives. The way pam_console handled
permissions of these files has been modified to disallow access. This
change also required modifications to the cdrecord application.
(CVE-2004-0813)

A flaw was found in the way pam_console set console device
permissions. It was possible for various console devices to retain
ownership of the console user after logging out, possibly leaking
information to an unauthorized user. (CVE-2007-1716)

The pam_unix module provides authentication against standard
/etc/passwd and /etc/shadow files. The pam_stack module provides
support for stacking PAM configuration files. Both of these modules
contained small memory leaks which caused problems in applications
calling PAM authentication repeatedly in the same process.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?0350c2b3

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 3.4
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:H/Au:M/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60202 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-0813
CVE-2007-1716