FreeBSD : salt -- Insecure configuration of PAM external authentication service (6d25c306-f3bb-11e5-92ce-002590263bf5)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 90233


The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related updates.


SaltStack reports :

This issue affects all Salt versions prior to 2015.8.8/2015.5.10 when PAM external authentication is enabled. This issue involves passing an alternative PAM authentication service with a command that is sent to LocalClient, enabling the attacker to bypass the configured authentication service.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 90233

File Name: freebsd_pkg_6d25c306f3bb11e592ce002590263bf5.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.3 $

Type: local

Published: 2016/03/28

Modified: 2017/02/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

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


Base Score: 5.6

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:py27-salt, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:py32-salt, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:py33-salt, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:py34-salt, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:py35-salt, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Patch Publication Date: 2016/03/27

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/03/17

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-3176