GLSA-200606-18 : PAM-MySQL: Multiple vulnerabilities

High Nessus Plugin ID 21711


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The 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.
Impact :

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.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All PAM-MySQL users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=sys-auth/pam_mysql-0.7_rc1'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 21711

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200606-18.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Published: 2006/06/16

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:pam_mysql, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2006/06/15

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/09/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-4713, CVE-2006-0056

OSVDB: 22994, 22995, 26197

GLSA: 200606-18

CWE: 119