DescriptionPAM 0.76 treats a disabled password as if it were an empty (null) password, which allows local and remote attackers to gain privileges as disabled users.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
NVD severityhigh (attack range: remote)

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
pam (PTS)jessie1.1.8-3.1+deb8u2fixed
bullseye, sid, buster1.3.1-5fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
pamsourcesarge(not affected)DSA-177
pamsourcewoody(not affected)DSA-177

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