GLSA-201507-09 : PyPAM: Arbitrary code execution

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201507-09
(PyPAM: Arbitrary code execution)

PyPAM does not handle passwords correctly if there is NULL byte in the
string.

Impact :

A remote attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code or cause a
Denial of Service condition.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201507-09

Solution :

All PyPAM users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-python/pypam-0.5.0-r3'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.5
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 84654 ()

Bugtraq ID: 52370

CVE ID: CVE-2012-1502

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