OpenPegasus PAM module buffer overflow

openpegasus-pam-bo (39524) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

OpenPegasus is vulnerable to a buffer overflow, caused by improper bounds checking by the PAM module. By sending specially-crafted data, a remote attacker from within the local network could overflow a buffer and execute arbitrary code on the system with root privileges or cause the application to crash.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 8.3
  Access Vector: Adjacent Network
  Access Complexity: Low
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: Complete
  Integrity Impact: Complete
  Availability Impact: Complete
 
Temporal Score: 6.1
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

Refer to VMSA-2008-0001 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information, available from the VMware Security-announce Mailing List, Mon Jan 7 17:46:23 PST 2008. See References.

For other distributions:
Apply the appropriate update for your system. See References.

References:

Platforms Affected:

  • HP HP-UX 11.11
  • HP HP-UX 11.23
  • HP HP-UX 11.31
  • Open Group OpenPegasus 2.7
  • VMware ESX Server 2.5
  • VMware ESX Server 2.5.1
  • VMware ESX Server 2.5.2
  • VMware ESX Server 2.5.3
  • VMware ESX Server 2.5.4
  • VMware ESX Server 2.5.5
  • VMware ESX Server 3.0.1
  • VMware ESX Server 3.0.2

Reported:

Jan 07, 2008

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