This script is Copyright (C) 2010-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security
Multiple vulnerabilities were discovered and corrected in pam :
The pam_xauth module did not verify the return values of the setuid()
and setgid() system calls. A local, unprivileged user could use this
flaw to execute the xauth command with root privileges and make it
read an arbitrary input file (CVE-2010-3316).
The pam_mail module used root privileges while accessing users' files.
In certain configurations, a local, unprivileged user could use this
flaw to obtain limited information about files or directories that
they do not have access to (CVE-2010-3435).
The pam_namespace module executed the external script namespace.init
with an unchanged environment inherited from an application calling
PAM. In cases where such an environment was untrusted (for example,
when pam_namespace was configured for setuid applications such as su
or sudo), a local, unprivileged user could possibly use this flaw to
escalate their privileges (CVE-2010-3853).
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Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.9
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.0
Public Exploit Available : false