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[GLSA-200606-18] PAM-MySQL: Multiple vulnerabilities Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
PAM-MySQL: Multiple vulnerabilities
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200606-18
(PAM-MySQL: Multiple vulnerabilities)
A flaw in handling the result of pam_get_item() as well as further
unspecified flaws were discovered in PAM-MySQL.
By exploiting the mentioned flaws a possible hacker can cause a Denial of
Service and thus prevent users that authenticate against PAM-MySQL from
logging into a machine. There is also a possible additional attack
vector with more malicious impact that has not been confirmed yet.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All PAM-MySQL users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=sys-auth/pam_mysql-0.7_rc1"
Threat Level: Medium
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