SuSE 10 Security Update : pam_mount (ZYPP Patch Number 5911)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 41577


The remote SuSE 10 host is missing a security-related patch.


This update fixes the temp-flle handling in the passwdehd script that allowed a symlink attack. (CVE-2008-5138)


Apply ZYPP patch number 5911.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 41577

File Name: suse_pam_mount-5911.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.8 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2009/09/24

Modified: 2012/05/17

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: cpe:/o:suse:suse_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2009/01/13

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-5138

CWE: 59