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Gentoo Linux: CVE-2010-3431: Linux-PAM: Multiple vulnerabilities

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Gentoo Linux: CVE-2010-3431: Linux-PAM: Multiple vulnerabilities

Severity
2
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)
Published
01/24/2011
Created
07/25/2018
Added
10/30/2017
Modified
10/30/2017

Description

The privilege-dropping implementation in the (1) pam_env and (2) pam_mail modules in Linux-PAM (aka pam) 1.1.2 does not check the return value of the setfsuid system call, which might allow local users to obtain sensitive information by leveraging an unintended uid, as demonstrated by a symlink attack on the .pam_environment file in a user's home directory. NOTE: this vulnerability exists because of an incomplete fix for CVE-2010-3435.

Solution(s)

  • gentoo-linux-upgrade-sys-libs-pam

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