Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : pam (MDKSA-2000:082-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 61868


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


The pam_localuser module, which is a part of the pam package, contains a buffer overflow vulnerability. This module is not used in any default configuration and for a user to be exploited, they would have to manually insert it into a configuration file in the /etc/pam.d directory.

Update :

The pam packages for 7.2 had a dependency problem with kdebase due to the version number. New packages are now available for 7.2 that correct this problem.


Update the affected pam, pam-devel and / or pam-doc packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 61868

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2000-082.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Published: 2012/09/06

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:pam, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:pam-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:pam-doc, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:7.2

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

Patch Publication Date: 2000/12/16

Reference Information

MDKSA: 2000:082-1