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CVE-2010-3316

Impact: Moderate
Public: 2010-07-20
Bugzilla: 637898: CVE-2010-3316 pam: pam_xauth missing return value checks from setuid() and similar calls
IAVA: 2011-A-0066

Details

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The run_coprocess function in pam_xauth.c in the pam_xauth module in Linux-PAM (aka pam) before 1.1.2 does not check the return values of the setuid, setgid, and setgroups system calls, which might allow local users to read arbitrary files by executing a program that relies on the pam_xauth PAM check.

Find out more about CVE-2010-3316 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score: 3.3
Base Metrics: AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N
Access Vector: Local
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: None
Confidentiality Impact: Partial
Integrity Impact: Partial
Availability Impact: None

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Red Hat security errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (pam) RHSA-2010:0819 November 01, 2010
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (pam) RHSA-2010:0891 November 16, 2010

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