GLSA-200606-18 : PAM-MySQL: Multiple vulnerabilities
High Nessus Plugin ID 21711
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200606-18 (PAM-MySQL: Multiple vulnerabilities)
A flaw in handling the result of pam_get_item() as well as further unspecified flaws were discovered in PAM-MySQL.
By exploiting the mentioned flaws an attacker can cause a Denial of Service and thus prevent users that authenticate against PAM-MySQL from logging into a machine. There is also a possible additional attack vector with more malicious impact that has not been confirmed yet.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll PAM-MySQL users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=sys-auth/pam_mysql-0.7_rc1'