2011-01-24 19:00:02 2019-01-03 16:01:45

The (1) pam_env and (2) pam_mail modules in Linux-PAM (aka pam) before 1.1.2 use root privileges during read access to files and directories that belong to arbitrary user accounts, which might allow local users to obtain sensitive information by leveraging this filesystem activity, as demonstrated by a symlink attack on the .pam_environment file in a user's home directory.

Vector

LOCAL

Complexity

MEDIUM

Authentication

NONE

Confidentiality

COMPLETE

Integrity

NONE

Availability

NONE