GLSA 201402-12: PAM S/Key: Information disclosure
Posted on: 02/09/2014 03:36 PM

A PAM S/Key update is available for Gentoo Linux

GLSA 201402-12: PAM S/Key: Information disclosure


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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 201402-12
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: PAM S/Key: Information disclosure
Date: February 09, 2014
Bugs: #482588
ID: 201402-12

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Synopsis
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PAM S/Key does not clear provided credentials from memory, allowing
local attackers to gain access to cleartext credentials.

Background
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PAM S/Key is a pluggable authentication module for the OpenBSD
Single-key Password system.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 sys-auth/pam_skey < 1.1.5-r5 >= 1.1.5-r5

Description
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Ulrich Müller reported that a Gentoo patch to PAM S/Key does not remove
credentials provided by the user from memory.

Impact
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A local attacker with privileged access could inspect a memory dump to
gain access to cleartext credentials provided by users.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All PAM S/Key users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=sys-auth/pam_skey-1.1.5-r5"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2013-4285
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2013-4285

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-201402-12.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users' machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2014 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5




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