openSUSE 10 Security Update : pam_mount (pam_mount-5916)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 35736


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


This update fixes the temp-flle handling in the passwdehd script that allowed a symlink attack. (CVE-2008-5138) (script was disabled for 11.0 and 11.1)


Update the affected pam_mount packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 35736

File Name: suse_pam_mount-5916.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2009/02/25

Modified: 2014/06/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.9

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:pam_mount, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:pam_mount-32bit, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:10.3

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

Patch Publication Date: 2009/01/13

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-5138

CWE: 59