Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2010-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2010-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related
USN-959-1 fixed vulnerabilities in PAM. This update provides the
corresponding updates for Ubuntu 10.10.
Denis Excoffier discovered that the PAM MOTD module in Ubuntu did not
correctly handle path permissions when creating user file stamps. A
local attacker could exploit this to gain root privilieges.
Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.
Update the affected packages.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.9
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.7
Public Exploit Available : true