EulerOS Virtualization 2.5.1 : pam (EulerOS-SA-2018-1375)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 119066
SynopsisThe remote EulerOS Virtualization host is missing a security update.
DescriptionAccording to the version of the pam package installed, the EulerOS Virtualization installation on the remote host is affected by the following vulnerability :
- 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.(CVE-2015-3238)
Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the EulerOS security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
SolutionUpdate the affected pam package.