CVE-2010-4706

medium
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Description

The pam_sm_close_session function in pam_xauth.c in the pam_xauth module in Linux-PAM (aka pam) 1.1.2 and earlier does not properly handle a failure to determine a certain target uid, which might allow local users to delete unintended files by executing a program that relies on the pam_xauth PAM check.

References

http://git.altlinux.org/people/ldv/packages/?p=pam.git;a=commit;h=Linux-PAM-1_1_2-3-g05dafc06cd3dfeb7c4b24942e4e1ae33ff75a123

http://openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2010/10/03/1

http://secunia.com/advisories/49711

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-201206-31.xml

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/46045

https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/65035

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2011-01-24

Updated: 2019-01-03

Risk Information

CVSS v2

Base Score: 4.9

Vector: AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C

Impact Score: 6.9

Exploitability Score: 3.9

Severity: MEDIUM

Tenable Plugins

View all (3 total)

IDNameProductFamilySeverity
59704GLSA-201206-31 : Linux-PAM: Multiple vulnerabilitiesNessusGentoo Local Security Checks
high
55103Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 10.04 LTS / 10.10 / 11.04 : pam regression (USN-1140-2)NessusUbuntu Local Security Checks
medium
55102Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 10.04 LTS / 10.10 / 11.04 : pam vulnerabilities (USN-1140-1)NessusUbuntu Local Security Checks
medium