CVE-2011-3149

LOW

Description

The _expand_arg function in the pam_env module (modules/pam_env/pam_env.c) in Linux-PAM (aka pam) before 1.1.5 does not properly handle when environment variable expansion can overflow, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (CPU consumption).

References

http://git.fedorahosted.org/git/?p=linux-pam.git;a=commitdiff;h=109823cb621c900c07c4b6cdc99070d354d19444

http://secunia.com/advisories/46583

http://secunia.com/advisories/49711

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

http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-1237-1

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/pam/+bug/874565

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2012-07-22

Updated: 2019-01-03

Type: CWE-119

Risk Information

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 2.1

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

Impact Score: 2.9

Exploitability Score: 3.9

Severity: LOW