Slackware Linux 15.0 / current pam Vulnerability (SSA:2024-026-01)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 189866


The remote Slackware Linux host is missing a security update to pam.


The version of pam installed on the remote host is prior to 1.6.0. It is, therefore, affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the SSA:2024-026-01 advisory.

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


Upgrade the affected pam package.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 189866

File Name: Slackware_SSA_2024-026-01.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Published: 1/31/2024

Updated: 2/14/2024

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.4


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.6

Temporal Score: 3.6

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2024-22365


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.5

Temporal Score: 5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:slackware:slackware_linux:pam, cpe:/o:slackware:slackware_linux, cpe:/o:slackware:slackware_linux:15.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Slackware/release, Host/Slackware/packages

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/26/2024

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/26/2024

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2024-22365