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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 202208-11

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 202208-11
Posted Aug 10, 2022
Authored by Gentoo | Site security.gentoo.org

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 202208-11 - A vulnerability has been discovered in pam-u2f which could allow a local attacker to bypass PIN entry. Versions less than 1.1.1 are affected.

tags | advisory, local
systems | linux, gentoo
advisories | CVE-2021-31924
SHA-256 | b822ab1fb862c7ae71bd1170a063818eb2b4229a42de540cf20332ae8ba1d2e6

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 202208-11

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Severity: Low
Title: Yubico pam-u2f: Local PIN Bypass vulnerability
Date: August 10, 2022
Bugs: #792270
ID: 202208-11

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Synopsis
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A vulnerability has been discovered in pam-u2f which could allow a local
attacker to bypass PIN entry.

Background
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Yubico pam-u2f is a PAM module for FIDO2 and U2F keys.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 sys-auth/pam_u2f < 1.1.1 >= 1.1.1

Description
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A logic issue in Yubico pam-u2f could result in the bypass of a PIN
entry requirement when authenticating with FIDO2.

Impact
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An attacker with local access to certain applications using pam-u2f for authentication could incorrectly successfully authenticate without entering the authentication PIN.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All Yubico pam-u2f users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=sys-auth/pam_u2f-1.1.1"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2021-31924
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2021-31924
[ 2 ] YSA-2021-03

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/202208-11

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users' machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2022 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5
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