Upstream information

CVE-2011-3628 at MITRE

Description

Untrusted 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.

SUSE information

Overall state of this security issue: Ignore

This issue is currently rated as having moderate severity.

CVSS v2 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database
Base Score 6.9
Vector AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Complete
Integrity Impact Complete
Availability Impact Complete

Note from the SUSE Security Team

The specific problem exists in a Ubuntu specific patch and so does not affect SUSE products.

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