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CVE-2010-4707

Published: 24 January 2011

The check_acl function in pam_xauth.c in the pam_xauth module in Linux-PAM (aka pam) 1.1.2 and earlier does not verify that a certain ACL file is a regular file, which might allow local users to cause a denial of service (resource consumption) via a special file.

Priority

Low

Status

Package Release Status
pam
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
dapper Ignored
(reached end-of-life)
hardy
Released (0.99.7.1-5ubuntu6.3)
karmic Ignored
(reached end-of-life)
lucid
Released (1.1.1-2ubuntu5.2)
maverick
Released (1.1.1-4ubuntu2.2)
natty
Released (1.1.2-2ubuntu8.2)
upstream
Released (1.1.3)
Patches:
upstream: http://git.altlinux.org/people/ldv/packages/?p=pam.git;a=commit;h=ffe7058c70253d574b1963c7c93002bd410fddc9

Notes

AuthorNote
sbeattie
pam_xauth not enabled in the default install
mdeslaur
see complete patch list in CVE-2010-3435

References