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CVE-2015-3238 Detail

Description

The _unix_run_helper_binary function in the pam_unix module in Linux-PAM (aka pam) before 1.2.1, when unable to directly access passwords, allows local users to enumerate usernames or cause a denial of service (hang) via a large password.

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  08/24/2015

Impact

CVSS v3.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 6.5 MEDIUM
Vector: AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:L (V3 legend)
Impact Score: 2.5
Exploitability Score: 3.9


Attack Vector (AV): Network
Attack Complexity (AC): Low
Privileges Required (PR): None
User Interaction (UI): None
Scope (S): Unchanged
Confidentiality (C): Low
Integrity (I): None
Availability (A): Low

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 5.8 MEDIUM
Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:P) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 4.9
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6


Access Vector (AV): Network
Access Complexity (AC): Medium
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): Partial
Integrity (I): None
Availability (A): Partial
Additional Information:
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information
Allows disruption of service

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Hyperlink Resource
http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/package-announce/2015-July/161350.html
http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/package-announce/2015-June/161249.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2015-1640.html Vendor Advisory
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2015/06/25/13
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/security-advisory/cpuapr2016v3-2985753.html
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/75428
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-2935-1
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-2935-2
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-2935-3
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1228571
https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201605-05
https://www.trustwave.com/Resources/Security-Advisories/Advisories/TWSL2015-011/?fid=6551 Exploit
https://www.trustwave.com/Resources/SpiderLabs-Blog/Username-Enumeration-against-OpenSSH-SELinux-with-CVE-2015-3238/ Exploit

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Information Leak / Disclosure (CWE-200)

Change History

8 change records found - show changes

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2015-3238
NVD Published Date:
08/24/2015
NVD Last Modified:
12/02/2016