GLSA-201507-09 : PyPAM: Arbitrary code execution

High Nessus Plugin ID 84654


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201507-09 (PyPAM: Arbitrary code execution)

PyPAM does not handle passwords correctly if there is NULL byte in the string.
Impact :

A remote attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code or cause a Denial of Service condition.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All PyPAM users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-python/pypam-0.5.0-r3'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 84654

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201507-09.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Published: 2015/07/10

Modified: 2015/07/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

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

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/07/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-1502

BID: 52370

GLSA: 201507-09