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Fedora Core 4 2005-1031: pam Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the pam package
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory FEDORA-2005-1031 (pam).
PAM (Pluggable Authentication Modules) is a system security tool that
allows system administrators to set authentication policy without
having to recompile programs that handle authentication.
This update fixes a security bug in unix_chkpwd allowing
brute force attacks against passwords in /etc/shadow by a
regular user when SELinux is enabled.
Solution : Get the newest Fedora Updates
Threat Level: High
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