|Description||A flaw was found in Linux-Pam in versions prior to 1.5.1 in the way it handle empty passwords for non-existing users. When the user doesn't exist PAM try to authenticate with root and in the case of an empty password it successfully authenticate.|
|Source||CVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)|
Vulnerable and fixed packages
The table below lists information on source packages.
The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.
|Package||Type||Release||Fixed Version||Urgency||Origin||Debian Bugs|
- pam <not-affected> (Only affects 1.5.0)
Introduced by: https://github.com/linux-pam/linux-pam/commit/af0faf666c5008e54dfe43684f210e3581ff1bca (v1.5.0)
Fixed by: https://github.com/linux-pam/linux-pam/commit/30fdfb90d9864bcc254a62760aaa149d373fd4eb