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CVE-2009-0579 Detail

Description

Linux-PAM before 1.0.4 does not enforce the minimum password age (MINDAYS) as specified in /etc/shadow, which allows local users to bypass intended security policy and change their passwords sooner than specified.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  04/16/2009

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2009-0579
Original release date:
04/16/2009
Last revised:
04/16/2009
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
4.6 MEDIUM
Vector:
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
6.4
Exploitability Subscore:
3.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Locally exploitable
Access Complexity:
Low
Authentication:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Provides unauthorized access, Allows partial confidentiality, integrity, and availability violation; Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (04/16/2009)

Not vulnerable. This issue did not affect the versions of pam as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, 4, or 5. Only PAM versions 1.x were affected.

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name
http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=514437 External Source CONFIRM http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=514437
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=487216 Patch External Source CONFIRM https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=487216
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2009-April/msg00398.html External Source FEDORA FEDORA-2009-3204
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2009-April/msg00420.html Patch; Vendor Advisory External Source FEDORA FEDORA-2009-3231
https://www.redhat.com/archives/pam-list/2009-March/msg00006.html Vendor Advisory External Source MLIST [pam-list] 20090309 Linux-PAM 1.0.4 released

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Permissions, Privileges, and Access Control (CWE-264)

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