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Gentoo Linux: CVE-2020-27780: Linux-PAM: Authentication bypass

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Gentoo Linux: CVE-2020-27780: Linux-PAM: Authentication bypass

Severity
10
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Published
12/07/2020
Created
12/08/2020
Added
12/07/2020
Modified
12/29/2020

Description

A flaw was found in Linux-Pam in versions prior to 1.5.1 in the way it handle empty passwords for non-existing users. When the user doesn't exist PAM try to authenticate with root and in the case of an empty password it successfully authenticate.

Solution(s)

  • gentoo-linux-upgrade-sys-libs-pam

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