USN-1395-1: PyPAM vulnerability
8 March 2012
PyPAM could be made to crash or possibly run programs if it processed a specially crafted password.
- python-pam - A Python interface to the PAM library
Markus Vervier discovered that PyPAM incorrectly handled passwords
containing NULL bytes. An attacker could exploit this to cause applications
using PyPAM to crash, or possibly execute arbitrary code.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:
After a standard system update you need to restart applications that use
PyPAM to make all the necessary changes.