Bug 104648 - CAN-2003-0690 xdm pam_setcred vulnerability
Summary: CAN-2003-0690 xdm pam_setcred vulnerability
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Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1
Classification: Red Hat
Component: XFree86 (Show other bugs)
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Version: 2.1
Hardware: All Linux
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Assignee: Mike A. Harris
QA Contact: David Lawrence
Keywords: Security
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Reported: 2003-09-18 13:30 UTC by Mark J. Cox
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:06 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-11-12 14:10:08 UTC
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Tracker ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2003:289 high SHIPPED_LIVE Important: XFree86 security update 2003-11-12 05:00:00 UTC

Description Mark J. Cox 2003-09-18 13:30:23 UTC
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 2003-10-23 13:17:45 UTC
Update currently being tested

Comment 2 Mark J. Cox 2003-11-12 14:10:08 UTC
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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