OracleVM 3.3 : pam (OVMSA-2015-0117)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 85529


The remote OracleVM host is missing a security update.


The remote OracleVM system is missing necessary patches to address critical security updates :

- fix CVE-2015-3238 - DoS due to blocking pipe with very long password

- make pam_pwhistory and pam_unix tolerant of opasswd file corruption

- pam_userdb: allow any crypt hash algorithm to be used (#1119289)

- pam_cracklib: improve documentation (#889233)

- unbreak authentication if is not empty

- correct off by one error in account expiration calculation (#947011)

- pam_console_apply: do not print error if console.perms.d is empty

- properly handle all cases where crypt might return NULL (#1026203)

- pam_limits: clarify documentation of maxsyslogins limit (#1028490)

- pam_access: call DNS resolution only when necessary and cache results (#1029817)

- pam_limits: nofile applies to file descriptors not files (#1040664)

- pam_limits: check whether the utmp login entry is valid (#1054936)

- correct URLs in spec file (#1071770)

- pam_userdb: correct the example in man page (#1078779)

- pam_selinux: canonicalize username for getseuser (#1083981)

- pam_access: fix netgroup matching and @[email protected]@netgroup parsing (#740233)

- pam_tty_audit: allow for runtime backwards compatibility with old kernels

- add option to pam_tty_audit to disable auditing of password input


Update the affected pam package.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 85529

File Name: oraclevm_OVMSA-2015-0117.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.5 $

Type: local

Published: 2015/08/19

Modified: 2017/02/14

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.8

Temporal Score: 4.8

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

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


Base Score: 6.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:L

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:vm:pam, cpe:/o:oracle:vm_server:3.3

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/08/18

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-3238

BID: 75428

OSVDB: 123767