GLSA-201605-05 : Linux-PAM: Multiple vulnerabilities

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 91378


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201605-05 (Linux-PAM: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Linux-PAM. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.
Impact :

Remote attackers could cause Denial of Service, conduct brute-force attacks, and conduct username enumeration.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All Linux-PAM users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=sys-libs/pam-1.2.1'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 91378

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201605-05.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.2 $

Type: local

Published: 2016/05/31

Modified: 2016/10/10

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.8

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


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:gentoo:linux:pam, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2016/05/31

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-7041, CVE-2014-2583, CVE-2015-3238

GLSA: 201605-05