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Amazon Linux AMI: Security patch for pam (ALAS-2015-589) (CVE-2015-3238)

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Amazon Linux AMI: Security patch for pam (ALAS-2015-589) (CVE-2015-3238)

Severity
6
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:P)
Published
08/24/2015
Created
07/25/2018
Added
09/03/2015
Modified
10/30/2017

Description

The _unix_run_helper_binary function in the pam_unix module in Linux-PAM (aka pam) before 1.2.1, when unable to directly access passwords, allows local users to enumerate usernames or cause a denial of service (hang) via a large password.

Solution(s)

  • amazon-linux-upgrade-pam
  • amazon-linux-upgrade-pam-debuginfo
  • amazon-linux-upgrade-pam-devel

References

  • amazon-linux-upgrade-pam
  • amazon-linux-upgrade-pam-debuginfo
  • amazon-linux-upgrade-pam-devel

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