SuSE 11.3 Security Update : pam (SAT Patch Number 9119)

This script is Copyright (C) 2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote SuSE 11 host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

This update changes the broken default behavior of pam_pwhistory to
not enforce checks when the root user requests password changes. In
order to enforce pwhistory checks on the root user, the
'enforce_for_root' parameter needs to be set for the

This pam update fixes the following security and non-security issues :

- Fixed pam_timestamp path injection problem.
(CVE-2014-2583). (bnc#870433)

- Fixed pam_pwhistory root password enforcement when
resetting non-root user's password. (bnc#848417)

See also :

Solution :

Apply SAT patch number 9119.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.8

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 73979 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2014-2583

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