Ubuntu 9.10 / 10.04 LTS : pam vulnerability (USN-959-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 47679
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionDenis Excoffier discovered that the PAM MOTD module in Ubuntu did not correctly handle path permissions when creating user file stamps. A local attacker could exploit this to gain root privilieges.
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.