DescriptionThe SELinux version of PAM before 0.78 r3 allows local users to perform brute force password guessing attacks via unix_chkpwd, which does not log failed guesses or delay its responses.
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 severitylow
Debian Bugs336344

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
pam (PTS)stretch1.1.8-3.6fixed
bullseye, buster, sid1.3.1-5fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
pamsourcewoody(not affected)
pamsourcesarge(not affected)


[sarge] - pam <not-affected> (Does not contain SELinux support)
[woody] - pam <not-affected> (Does not contain SELinux support)

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