GLSA-201507-09 : PyPAM: Arbitrary code execution
High Nessus Plugin ID 84654
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe 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.
A remote attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code or cause a Denial of Service condition.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll PyPAM users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-python/pypam-0.5.0-r3'