Linux-PAM pam_unix.so security bypass
|linuxpam-pamunix-security-bypass (31739)||Medium Risk|
Linux-PAM could allow a remote attacker to bypass security restrictions, caused by a vulnerability in pam_unix.so when handling password hashes that consist of two characters. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to bypass security restrictions and gain unauthorized access to the system using arbitrary accounts.
Upgrade to the latest version of Linux-PAM (0.99.7.1 or later), available from the Linux-PAM Web page. See References.
- Linux-PAM Web site: pam/Linux-PAM.
- pam-list Mailing List, Tue, 23 Jan 2007 14:35:31 +0100: Linux-PAM 0.99.7.1 released.
- BID-22204: Linux-PAM Pam_Unix.SO Authentication Bypass Vulnerability
- CVE-2007-0003: pam_unix.so in Linux-PAM 0.99.7.0 allows context-dependent attackers to log into accounts whose password hash, as stored in /etc/passwd or /etc/shadow, has only two characters.
- OSVDB ID: 32017: Linux-PAM Two Character Hash Login Bypass
- SA23858: Linux-PAM Login Bypass Security Vulnerability
- SUSE-SR:2007:003: SUSE Security Summary Report
- VUPEN/ADV-2007-0323: Linux-PAM _unix_verify_password() Password Handling Security Bypass Vulnerability
- Linux Linux-PAM 0.99.7.0
Jan 23, 2007
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