GLSA-201402-12 : PAM S/Key: Information disclosure

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201402-12
(PAM S/Key: Information disclosure)

Ulrich M&uuml
ller reported that a Gentoo patch to PAM S/Key does not remove
credentials provided by the user from memory.

Impact :

A local attacker with privileged access could inspect a memory dump to
gain access to cleartext credentials provided by users.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

Solution :

All PAM S/Key users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=sys-auth/pam_skey-1.1.5-r5'

Risk factor :


Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 72413 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2013-4285