The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:
pam_console does not properly restore ownership for certain console devices when there are multiple users logged into the console and one user logs out, which might allow local users to gain privileges.
Red Hat is aware of this issue and is tracking it via the following bug:
The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this issue as having low security impact, a future update may address this flaw. More information regarding issue severity can be found here:
Red Hat security errata
|Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 3||RHSA-2007:0465||June 07, 2007|
|Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 (pam)||RHSA-2007:0737||November 15, 2007|
|Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (pam)||RHSA-2007:0555||November 07, 2007|
This page is generated automatically and has not been checked for errors or omissions.
For clarification or corrections please contact the Red Hat Security Response Team.