Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : pam (MDKSA-2003:017-1)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

Andreas Beck discovered that the pam_xauth module would forward
authorization information from the root account to unprivileged users.
This can be exploited by a local attacker to gain access to the root
user's X session. In order for it to be successfully exploited, the
attacker would have to somehow get the root user to su to the account
belonging to the attacker.

Update :

The previous fix was incorrect because certain applications, such as
userdrake and net_monitor could not be executed as root, although they
could be executed as users who successfully authenticated as root.

Solution :

Update the affected pam, pam-devel and / or pam-doc packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 14002 (mandrake_MDKSA-2003-017.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2002-1160

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