Upstream information

CVE-2009-0887 at MITRE


Integer signedness error in the _pam_StrTok function in libpam/pam_misc.c in Linux-PAM (aka pam) 1.0.3 and earlier, when a configuration file contains non-ASCII usernames, might allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service, and might allow remote authenticated users to obtain login access with a different user's non-ASCII username, via a login attempt.

SUSE information

Overall state of this security issue: Resolved

This issue is currently rated as having moderate severity.

CVSS v2 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database
Base Score 6.6
Vector AV:L/AC:M/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication Single
Confidentiality Impact Complete
Integrity Impact Complete
Availability Impact Complete
SUSE Bugzilla entry: 482713 [RESOLVED / FIXED]

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List of released packages

Product(s) Fixed package version(s) References
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1
  • pam >= 1.0.4-0.5.12
  • pam-32bit >= 1.0.4-0.5.12
  • pam-doc >= 1.0.4-0.5.12
  • pam-x86 >= 1.0.4-0.5.12
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3
  • pam >= 1.1.5-0.10.17
  • pam-32bit >= 1.1.5-0.10.17
  • pam-doc >= 1.1.5-0.10.17
  • pam-x86 >= 1.1.5-0.10.17
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP4
  • pam >= 1.1.5-0.15.9
  • pam-32bit >= 1.1.5-0.15.9
  • pam-doc >= 1.1.5-0.15.9
  • pam-x86 >= 1.1.5-0.15.9
SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 11 SP4
  • pam-devel >= 1.1.5-0.15.9
  • pam-devel-32bit >= 1.1.5-0.15.9

Status of this issue by product and package

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Product(s) Source package State
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 pam Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 pam Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 11 pam Affected