PAM vulnerability

2010-10-25T00:00:00
ID USN-959-2
Type ubuntu
Reporter Ubuntu
Modified 2010-10-25T00:00:00

Description

USN-959-1 fixed vulnerabilities in PAM. This update provides the
corresponding updates for Ubuntu 10.10.

Original advisory details:

Denis Excoffier discovered that the PAM MOTD module in Ubuntu did
not correctly handle path permissions when creating user file stamps.
A local attacker could exploit this to gain root privilieges.