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Ubuntu: USN-2935-3: PAM regression

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Ubuntu: USN-2935-3: PAM regression

Severity
4
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
03/17/2016
Created
07/25/2018
Added
03/22/2016
Modified
07/09/2020

Description

USN-2935-1 fixed vulnerabilities in PAM. The updates contained a packaging change that prevented upgrades in certain multiarch environments. USN-2935-2 intended to fix the problem but was incomplete for Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. This update fixes the problem in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS.

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Original advisory details:

It was discovered that the PAM pam_userdb module incorrectly used a case-insensitive method when comparing hashed passwords. A local attacker could possibly use this issue to make brute force attacks easier. This issue only affected Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. (CVE-2013-7041) Sebastian Krahmer discovered that the PAM pam_timestamp module incorrectly performed filtering. A local attacker could use this issue to create arbitrary files, or possibly bypass authentication. This issue only affected Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. (CVE-2014-2583) Sebastien Macke discovered that the PAM pam_unix module incorrectly handled large passwords. A local attacker could possibly use this issue in certain environments to enumerate usernames or cause a denial of service. (CVE-2015-3238)

Solution(s)

  • ubuntu-upgrade-libpam-modules

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