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Debian Security Advisory DSA 4555-1 (pam-python - security update)

Information

Severity

Severity

High

Family

Family

Debian Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

7.2

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

2 years ago

Modified

Modified

2 years ago

Summary

The remote host is missing an update for the 'pam-python' package(s) announced via the DSA-4555-1 advisory.

Insight

Insight

Malte Kraus discovered that libpam-python, a PAM module allowing PAM modules to be written in Python, didn't sanitise environment variables which could result in local privilege escalation if used with a setuid binary.

Affected Software

Affected Software

'pam-python' package(s) on Debian Linux.

Detection Method

Detection Method

Checks if a vulnerable package version is present on the target host.

Solution

Solution

For the oldstable distribution (stretch), this problem has been fixed in version 1.0.6-1.1+deb9u1. For the stable distribution (buster), this problem has been fixed in version 1.0.6-1.1+deb10u1. We recommend that you upgrade your pam-python packages.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)