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MDKSA-2001:084: util-linux

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Check for the version of the util-linux package

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory MDKSA-2001:084 (util-linux).

Tarhon-Onu Victor found a problem in /bin/login's PAM implementation. It stored
the value of a static pwent buffer across PAM calls, and when used with some PAM
modules in non-default configurations (ie. using pam_limits), it would overwrite
the buffer and cause the user to get the credentials of another user. Thanks to
Olaf Kirch for providing the patch to fix the problem.

Solution :
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2004 Tenable Network Security

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