USN-959-1: PAM vulnerability
07 July 2010
Root privilege escalation via symlink following.
- pam - Pluggable Authentication Modules library
Denis Excoffier discovered that the PAM MOTD module in Ubuntu did
not correctly handle path permissions when creating user file stamps.
A local attacker could exploit this to gain root privilieges.
- USN-959-2: pam, libpam-modules