|Bugzilla:||641335: CVE-2010-3435 pam: pam_env and pam_mail accessing users' file with root privileges|
The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:
The (1) pam_env and (2) pam_mail modules in Linux-PAM (aka pam) before 1.1.2 use root privileges during read access to files and directories that belong to arbitrary user accounts, which might allow local users to obtain sensitive information by leveraging this filesystem activity, as demonstrated by a symlink attack on the .pam_environment file in a user's home directory.
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Red Hat security errata
|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|
Red Hat would like to thank Sebastian Krahmer of the SuSE Security Team for reporting this issue.
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