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The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
It was discovered that the pam_namespace module executed the external
script namespace.init with an unchanged environment inherited from an
application calling PAM. In cases where such an environment was
untrusted (for example, when pam_namespace was configured for setuid
applications such as su or sudo), a local, unprivileged user could
possibly use this flaw to escalate their privileges. (CVE-2010-3853)
It was discovered that the pam_mail module used root privileges while
accessing users' files. In certain configurations, a local,
unprivileged user could use this flaw to obtain limited information
about files or directories that they do not have access to.
It was discovered that the pam_xauth module did not verify the return
values of the setuid() and setgid() system calls. A local,
unprivileged user could use this flaw to execute the xauth command
with root privileges and make it read an arbitrary input file.
See also :
Update the affected pam and / or pam-devel packages.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.9