Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : pam (MDVSA-2009:077)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

A security vulnerability has been identified and fixed in pam :

Integer signedness error in the _pam_StrTok function in
libpam/pam_misc.c in Linux-PAM (aka pam) 1.0.3 and earlier, when a
configuration file contains non-ASCII usernames, might allow remote
attackers to cause a denial of service, and might allow remote
authenticated users to obtain login access with a different user's
non-ASCII username, via a login attempt (CVE-2009-0887).

The updated packages have been patched to prevent this.

Additionally some development packages were missing that are required
to build pam for CS4, these are also provided with this update.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.6
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.5
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 36591 (mandriva_MDVSA-2009-077.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 34010

CVE ID: CVE-2009-0887

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