GLSA-201206-31 : Linux-PAM: Multiple vulnerabilities
High Nessus Plugin ID 59704
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe 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.
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.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll 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.