Fedora Core 4 : pam-0.79-9.6 (2005-1031)

High Nessus Plugin ID 20099


The remote Fedora Core host is missing a security update.


This update fixes a security bug in unix_chkpwd allowing brute-force attacks against passwords in /etc/shadow by a regular user when SELinux is enabled.

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


Update the affected pam, pam-debuginfo and / or pam-devel packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 20099

File Name: fedora_2005-1031.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2005/10/28

Modified: 2015/10/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:pam, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:pam-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:pam-devel, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora_core:4

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2005/10/27

Reference Information

FEDORA: 2005-1031