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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
Description Last Modified:  04/16/2009

Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 4.6 MEDIUM
Vector: (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9


Access Vector (AV): Local
Access Complexity (AC): Low
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): Partial
Integrity (I): Partial
Availability (A): Partial
Additional Information:
Provides unauthorized access
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
http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=514437
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=487216 Patch
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2009-April/msg00398.html
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2009-April/msg00420.html Patch Vendor Advisory
https://www.redhat.com/archives/pam-list/2009-March/msg00006.html Vendor Advisory

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

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

Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2009-0579
NVD Published Date:
04/16/2009
NVD Last Modified:
04/16/2009