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ESA-2013-047: RSA® Authentication Agent for PAM Unlimited Login Attempts Vulnerability
EMC Identifier: ESA-2013-047
CVE Identifier: CVE-2013-3271
Severity Rating: CVSS v2 Base Score: 7.5 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
RSA Authentication Agent for PAM 7.0
RSA Authentication Agent for PAM 7.1
This update provides a fix for unlimited login attempts vulnerability in RSA Authentication Agent for PAM.
RSA Authentication Agent for PAM version 7.0.2 and prior relied on the PAM-enabled application to restrict the number of login attempts that may be made via the agent, rather than natively enforcing such restriction.. This may allow attackers to carry brute-force attacks against the vulnerable systems.
RSA Authentication Agent for PAM 126.96.36.199 and 7.1 and later support Exponential Backoff feature that is designed to mitigate this vulnerability. See release notes for configuration instructions.
RSA recommends that customers apply 188.8.131.52 patch or upgrade to 7.1 or later at the earliest opportunity.
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