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CVE-2010-3435

Published: 24 January 2011

The (1) pam_env and (2) pam_mail modules in Linux-PAM (aka pam) before 1.1.2 use root privileges during read access to files and directories that belong to arbitrary user accounts, which might allow local users to obtain sensitive information by leveraging this filesystem activity, as demonstrated by a symlink attack on the .pam_environment file in a user's home directory.

Priority

Medium

Notes

AuthorNote
mdeslaur
All patched below are needed, only two first were included in
1.1.2, and second introduced CVE-2010-3430 and CVE-2010-3431,
which is fixed by second patch.

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