Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : pam (MDKSA-2000:082-1)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

The pam_localuser module, which is a part of the pam package, contains
a buffer overflow vulnerability. This module is not used in any
default configuration and for a user to be exploited, they would have
to manually insert it into a configuration file in the /etc/pam.d
directory.

Update :

The pam packages for 7.2 had a dependency problem with kdebase due to
the version number. New packages are now available for 7.2 that
correct this problem.

Solution :

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

Risk factor :

High

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 61868 ()

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