Ubuntu 16.04 LTS / 18.04 LTS : Pam-python regression (USN-4552-3)

High Nessus Plugin ID 142027

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VPR Score: 5.9

Synopsis

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security update.

Description

The remote Ubuntu 16.04 LTS / 18.04 LTS host has a package installed that is affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the USN-4552-3 advisory.

- pam-python before 1.0.7-1 has an issue in regard to the default environment variable handling of Python, which could allow for local root escalation in certain PAM setups. (CVE-2019-16729)

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.

Solution

Update the affected libpam-python package.

See Also

https://ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-4552-3

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 142027

File Name: ubuntu_USN-4552-3.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2020/10/29

Updated: 2020/11/24

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 5.9

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2019-16729

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:18.04:-:lts, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libpam-python

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2020/10/28

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2019/09/24

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-16729

USN: 4552-3