openSUSE Security Update : pam (openSUSE-SU-2011:1204-1)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 75991
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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.


Update the affected pam packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 75991

File Name: suse_11_4_pam-111025.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 6/13/2014

Updated: 1/19/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.8


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.6

Vector: 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-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:pam-debuginfo-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:pam-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:pam-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:pam-devel-32bit, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:11.4

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

Patch Publication Date: 10/25/2011

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-3148, CVE-2011-3149