DescriptionUntrusted search path vulnerability in pam_motd (aka the MOTD module) in libpam-modules before 1.1.3-2ubuntu2.1 on Ubuntu 11.10, before 1.1.2-2ubuntu8.4 on Ubuntu 11.04, before 1.1.1-4ubuntu2.4 on Ubuntu 10.10, before 1.1.1-2ubuntu5.4 on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, and before 0.99.7.1-5ubuntu6.5 on Ubuntu 8.04 LTS, when using certain configurations such as "session optional pam_motd.so", allows local users to gain privileges by modifying the PATH environment variable to reference a malicious command, as demonstrated via uname.
Overall state of this security issue: Does not affect SUSE products
This issue is currently rated as having moderate severity.
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Note from the SUSE Security TeamThe specific problem exists in a Ubuntu specific patch and so does not affect SUSE products. No SUSE Bugzilla entries cross referenced. No SUSE Security Announcements cross referenced.
SUSE Timeline for this CVECVE page created: Tue Jul 9 19:16:58 2013
CVE page last modified: Fri Oct 7 12:46:09 2022