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Secunia Security Advisory 49711

Secunia Security Advisory 49711
Posted Jun 27, 2012
Authored by Secunia | Site secunia.com

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

tags | advisory, denial of service, local, vulnerability
systems | linux, gentoo
MD5 | 97f89d7a8013b3530b91d0b2742bb9e8

Secunia Security Advisory 49711

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TITLE:
Gentoo update for pam

SECUNIA ADVISORY ID:
SA49711

VERIFY ADVISORY:
Secunia.com
http://secunia.com/advisories/49711/
Customer Area (Credentials Required)
https://ca.secunia.com/?page=viewadvisory&vuln_id=49711

RELEASE DATE:
2012-06-26

DISCUSS ADVISORY:
http://secunia.com/advisories/49711/#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/49711/

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=49711

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:
Gentoo has issued an update for pam. This fixes multiple security
issues and vulnerabilities, which can be exploited by malicious,
local users to cause a DoS (Denial of Service), disclose potentially
sensitive information, perform certain actions with escalated
privileges, and potentially gain escalated privileges.

For more information:
SA40978
SA42088
SA46583

SOLUTION:
Update to "sys-libs/pam-1.1.5" or later.

ORIGINAL ADVISORY:
GLSA 201206-31:
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-201206-31.xml

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:
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private users keeping their systems up to date against the latest
vulnerabilities.

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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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