Bug 104648 - CAN-2003-0690 xdm pam_setcred vulnerability
CAN-2003-0690 xdm pam_setcred vulnerability
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1
Classification: Red Hat
Component: XFree86 (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Mike A. Harris
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2003-09-18 09:30 EDT by Mark J. Cox (Product Security)
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:06 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-11-12 09:10:08 EST
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Description Mark J. Cox (Product Security) 2003-09-18 09:30:23 EDT
xdm does not verify whether the pam_setcred
function call succeeds, which may allow attackers to gain root
privileges by triggering error conditions within PAM modules,
as demonstrated in certain configurations of the MIT pam_krb5
Comment 1 Mark J. Cox (Product Security) 2003-10-23 09:17:45 EDT
Update currently being tested
Comment 2 Mark J. Cox (Product Security) 2003-11-12 09:10:08 EST
An errata has been issued which should help the problem described in this bug report. 
This report is therefore being closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files, please follow the link below. You may reopen 
this bug report if the solution does not work for you.


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