Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : util-linux (MDKSA-2001:084)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

Tarhon-Onu Victor found a problem in /bin/login's PAM implementation.
It stored the value of a static pwent buffer across PAM calls, and
when used with some PAM modules in non-default configurations (ie.
using pam_limits), it would overwrite the buffer and cause the user to
get the credentials of another user. Thanks to Olaf Kirch for
providing the patch to fix the problem.

Solution :

Update the affected util-linux package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 13897 (mandrake_MDKSA-2001-084.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2001-1147

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