SUSE SLES11 Security Update : pam (SUSE-SU-2016:1645-1)

This script is Copyright (C) 2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

This update for pam fixes two security issues.

These security issues were fixed :

- CVE-2015-3238: pam_unix in conjunction with SELinux
allowed for DoS attacks (bsc#934920).

- CVE-2013-7041: Compare password hashes case-sensitively
(bsc#854480).

This non-security issue was fixed :

- bsc#962220: Don't fail when /var/log/btmp is corrupted

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the SUSE security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

See also :

https://bugzilla.suse.com/854480
https://bugzilla.suse.com/934920
https://bugzilla.suse.com/962220
https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2013-7041.html
https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2015-3238.html
http://www.nessus.org/u?f9ef1777

Solution :

To install this SUSE Security Update use YaST online_update.
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product :

SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 11-SP4 :

zypper in -t patch sdksp4-pam-12624=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP4 :

zypper in -t patch slessp4-pam-12624=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP4 :

zypper in -t patch dbgsp4-pam-12624=1

To bring your system up-to-date, use 'zypper patch'.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.8
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 93163 ()

Bugtraq ID: 64180
75428

CVE ID: CVE-2013-7041
CVE-2015-3238

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