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Secunia Security Advisory 46709

Secunia Security Advisory 46709
Posted Nov 4, 2011
Authored by Secunia | Site secunia.com

Secunia Security Advisory - SUSE has issued an update for pam. This fixes a security issue and two vulnerabilities, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to potentially perform certain actions with escalated privileges, cause a DoS (Denial of Service), and potentially gain escalated privileges.

tags | advisory, denial of service, local, vulnerability
systems | linux, suse
MD5 | ad87b3e98b4f250745a594c8d32aa883

Secunia Security Advisory 46709

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TITLE:
SUSE update for pam

SECUNIA ADVISORY ID:
SA46709

VERIFY ADVISORY:
Secunia.com
http://secunia.com/advisories/46709/
Customer Area (Credentials Required)
https://ca.secunia.com/?page=viewadvisory&vuln_id=46709

RELEASE DATE:
2011-11-03

DISCUSS ADVISORY:
http://secunia.com/advisories/46709/#comments

AVAILABLE ON SITE AND IN CUSTOMER AREA:
* Last Update
* Popularity
* Comments
* Criticality Level
* Impact
* Where
* Solution Status
* Operating System / Software
* CVE Reference(s)

http://secunia.com/advisories/46709/

ONLY AVAILABLE IN CUSTOMER AREA:
* Authentication Level
* Report Reliability
* Secunia PoC
* Secunia Analysis
* Systems Affected
* Approve Distribution
* Remediation Status
* Secunia CVSS Score
* CVSS

https://ca.secunia.com/?page=viewadvisory&vuln_id=46709

ONLY AVAILABLE WITH SECUNIA CSI AND SECUNIA PSI:
* AUTOMATED SCANNING

http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/personal/
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/corporate/wsus_sccm_3rd_third_party_patching/

DESCRIPTION:
SUSE has issued an update for pam. This fixes a security issue and
two vulnerabilities, which can be exploited by malicious, local users
to potentially perform certain actions with escalated privileges,
cause a DoS (Denial of Service), and potentially gain escalated
privileges.

For more information:
SA40978
SA46583

SOLUTION:
Apply updated packages via the zypper package manager.

ORIGINAL ADVISORY:
SUSE-SU-2011:1205-1:
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2011-11/msg00003.html

SUSE-SU-2011:1207-1:
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2011-11/msg00004.html

SUSE-SU-2011:1209-1:
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2011-11/msg00006.html

openSUSE-SU-2011:1208-1:
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2011-11/msg00005.html

OTHER REFERENCES:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

DEEP LINKS:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

EXTENDED DESCRIPTION:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

EXTENDED SOLUTION:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

EXPLOIT:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

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About:
This Advisory was delivered by Secunia as a free service to help
private users keeping their systems up to date against the latest
vulnerabilities.

Subscribe:
http://secunia.com/advisories/secunia_security_advisories/

Definitions: (Criticality, Where etc.)
http://secunia.com/advisories/about_secunia_advisories/


Please Note:
Secunia recommends that you verify all advisories you receive by
clicking the link.
Secunia NEVER sends attached files with advisories.
Secunia does not advise people to install third party patches, only
use those supplied by the vendor.

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