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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2010-4708

Original release date: 01/24/2011
Last revised: 07/23/2012


The pam_env module in Linux-PAM (aka pam) 1.1.2 and earlier reads the .pam_environment file in a user's home directory, which might allow local users to run programs with an unintended environment by executing a program that relies on the pam_env PAM check.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 7.2 (HIGH) (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Locally exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

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External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://pam.cvs.sourceforge.net/viewvc/pam/Linux-PAM/modules/pam_env/pam_env.8.xml?r1=1.7&r2=1.8
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-201206-31
External Source: MISC
Name: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=641335
Type: Patch Information
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://pam.cvs.sourceforge.net/viewvc/pam/Linux-PAM/modules/pam_env/pam_env.c?r1=1.22&r2=1.23
Type: Patch Information
External Source: XF
Name: linuxpam-pamenv-priv-escalation(65037)
External Source: BID
Name: 46046
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 49711
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20100928 Re: Minor security flaw with pam_xauth
Type: Patch Information

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