Scientific Linux Security Update : pam on SL6.x, SL7.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

It was discovered that the _unix_run_helper_binary() function of PAM's
unix_pam module could write to a blocking pipe, possibly causing the
function to become unresponsive. An attacker able to supply large
passwords to the unix_pam module could use this flaw to enumerate
valid user accounts, or cause a denial of service on the system.

See also :

Solution :

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

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.8

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 85564 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2015-3238

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