PAM-MySQL: Multiple vulnerabilities
Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
||GLSA 200606-18 / pam_mysql
||June 15, 2006
||July 29, 2006: 02
All supported architectures
Vulnerabilities in PAM-MySQL can lead to a Denial of Service, making it
impossible to log into a machine.
PAM-MySQL is a PAM module used to authenticate users against a MySQL
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 an attacker 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:
Code Listing 3.1: Resolution
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=sys-auth/pam_mysql-0.7_rc1"