openSUSE Security Update : pam_mount (pam_mount-427)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 40100


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.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 40100

File Name: suse_11_0_pam_mount-090114.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.10 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2009/07/21

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:11.0

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

Patch Publication Date: 2009/01/14

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-5138

CWE: 59