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MDKSA-2001:084: util-linux Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the util-linux package
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
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 : http://wwwnew.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2001:084
Threat Level: High
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