Scientific Linux Security Update : pam_krb5 on SL3.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

These updated pam-krb5 packages fix a bug which caused user
authentication to fail under certain circumstances. When
authenticating a user, if the user's password was expired, the module
would attempt to obtain password-changing credentials in order to
verify the user's password. When the module was configured to validate
credentials, it would incorrectly attempt to validate the
password-changing credentials, which cannot be validated in the way
that a ticket-granting ticket can. In these updated packages, an
exception is made in this case, thus resolving the issue.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?66e98fe7

Solution :

Update the affected pam_krb5 package.

Risk factor :

High

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60460 ()

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