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[GLSA-200510-22] SELinux PAM: Local password guessing attack Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
SELinux PAM: Local password guessing attack
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200510-22
(SELinux PAM: Local password guessing attack)
The SELinux patches for PAM introduce a vulnerability allowing a
password to be checked with the unix_chkpwd utility without delay or
logging. This vulnerability doesn't affect users who do not run
A local attacker could exploit this vulnerability to brute-force
passwords and escalate rights on an SELinux system.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All SELinux PAM users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=sys-libs/pam-0.78-r3"
Threat Level: Medium
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