Descriptionlibtac in pam_tacplus through 1.5.1 lacks a check for a failure of RAND_bytes()/RAND_pseudo_bytes(). This could lead to use of a non-random/predictable session_id.
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Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
libpam-tacplus (PTS)buster1.3.8-2+deb10u1fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
libpam-tacplussource(unstable)(not affected)


- libpam-tacplus <not-affected> (Vulnerable code added later)
Introduced with: (v1.5.0-beta.1)
Fixed by: (v1.6.1)
Fixed by: (v1.6.1)

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