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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.

Find out more about CVE-2007-1716 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.


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

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (pam) RHSA-2007:0555 2007-11-07
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 RHSA-2007:0465 2007-06-07
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (pam) RHSA-2007:0737 2007-11-15

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 3 pam 0.75-72 Fixed
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 3 cdrtools 2.01.0.a32-0.EL3.6 Fixed

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