USN-4552-2: Pam-python vulnerability
21 October 2020
Pam-python could be made to crash or run programs as an administrator if certain environment variables are set.
- pam-python - Enables PAM modules to be written in Python
Malte Kraus discovered that Pam-python mishandled certain environment
variables. A local attacker could potentially use this vulnerability to
execute programs as root.