openSUSE Security Update : pam (openSUSE-SU-2011:1208-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 75704


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


The pam_env module is vulnerable to a stack overflow (CVE-2011-3148) and a DoS condition (CVE-2011-3149) when parsing users .pam_environment files. Additionally a missing return value check inside pam_xauth has been fixed (CVE-2010-3316).


Update the affected pam packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 75704

File Name: suse_11_3_pam-111025.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/06/13

Updated: 2019/10/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.6

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:pam, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:pam-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:pam-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:pam-devel-32bit, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:11.3

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

Patch Publication Date: 2011/10/25

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-3316, CVE-2011-3148, CVE-2011-3149