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<glsa id="201206-31">
<title>Linux-PAM: Multiple vulnerabilities</title>
<synopsis>Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in Linux-PAM, allowing
local attackers to possibly gain escalated privileges, cause a Denial of
Service, corrupt data, or obtain sensitive information.
<product type="ebuild">pam</product>
<announced>June 25, 2012</announced>
<revised>June 25, 2012: 1</revised>
<package name="sys-libs/pam" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">1.1.5</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">1.1.5</vulnerable>
<p>Linux-PAM (Pluggable Authentication Modules) is an architecture allowing
the separation of the development of privilege granting software from the
development of secure and appropriate authentication schemes.
<p>Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Linux-PAM. Please
review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.
<impact type="high">
<p>A local attacker could use specially crafted files to cause a buffer
overflow, possibly resulting in privilege escalation or Denial of
Service. Furthermore, a local attacker could execute specially crafted
programs or symlink attacks, possibly resulting in data loss or
disclosure of sensitive information.
<p>There is no known workaround at this time.</p>
<p>All Linux-PAM users should upgrade to the latest version:</p>
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "&gt;=sys-libs/pam-1.1.5"
<p>NOTE: This is a legacy GLSA. Updates for all affected architectures are
available since November 25, 2011. It is likely that your system is
already no longer affected by this issue.
<uri link="">CVE-2010-3316</uri>
<uri link="">CVE-2010-3430</uri>
<uri link="">CVE-2010-3431</uri>
<uri link="">CVE-2010-3435</uri>
<uri link="">CVE-2010-3853</uri>
<uri link="">CVE-2010-4706</uri>
<uri link="">CVE-2010-4707</uri>
<uri link="">CVE-2010-4708</uri>
<uri link="">CVE-2011-3148</uri>
<uri link="">CVE-2011-3149</uri>
<metadata timestamp="Fri, 07 Oct 2011 23:37:20 +0000" tag="requester">
<metadata timestamp="Mon, 25 Jun 2012 18:51:25 +0000" tag="submitter">craig</metadata>