High Nessus Plugin ID 13804
SynopsisThe remote host is missing a vendor-supplied security patch
DescriptionThe remote host is missing the patch for the advisory SUSE-SA:2003:036 (pam_smb).
The PAM module (and server) pam_smb allows users of Linux systems to be authenticated by querying an NT server.
Dave Airlie <[email protected]> informed us about a bug in the authentication code of pam_smb that allows a remote attacker to gain access to a system using pam_smb by issuing a too long password string.
Please download the update package for your distribution and verify its integrity by the methods listed in section 3) of this announcement.
Then, install the package using the command 'rpm -Fhv file.rpm' to apply the update.