PAM vulnerabilities

2016-03-16T00:00:00
ID USN-2935-1
Type ubuntu
Reporter Ubuntu
Modified 2016-03-16T00:00:00

Description

It was discovered that the PAM pam_userdb module incorrectly used a
case-insensitive method when comparing hashed passwords. A local attacker
could possibly use this issue to make brute force attacks easier. This
issue only affected Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. (CVE-2013-7041)

Sebastian Krahmer discovered that the PAM pam_timestamp module incorrectly
performed filtering. A local attacker could use this issue to create
arbitrary files, or possibly bypass authentication. This issue only
affected Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. (CVE-2014-2583)

Sebastien Macke discovered that the PAM pam_unix module incorrectly handled
large passwords. A local attacker could possibly use this issue in certain
environments to enumerate usernames or cause a denial of service.
(CVE-2015-3238)