GLSA-201206-31 : Linux-PAM: Multiple vulnerabilities

High Nessus Plugin ID 59704

Synopsis

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

Description

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201206-31 (Linux-PAM: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Linux-PAM. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.
Impact :

A local attacker could use specially crafted files to cause a buffer overflow, possibly resulting in privilege escalation or Denial of Service. Furthermore, a local attacker could execute specially crafted programs or symlink attacks, possibly resulting in data loss or disclosure of sensitive information.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

Solution

All Linux-PAM users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=sys-libs/pam-1.1.5' NOTE: This is a legacy GLSA. Updates for all affected architectures are available since November 25, 2011. It is likely that your system is already no longer affected by this issue.

See Also

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201206-31

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 59704

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201206-31.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Published: 2012/06/26

Updated: 2018/07/11

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2012/06/25

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-3316, CVE-2010-3430, CVE-2010-3431, CVE-2010-3435, CVE-2010-3853, CVE-2010-4706, CVE-2010-4707, CVE-2010-4708, CVE-2011-3148, CVE-2011-3149

BID: 42472, 43487, 44590, 46045, 46046, 50343

GLSA: 201206-31