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Sun Linux update for PAM

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Release Date:  2003-07-29    Views:  7,615

Secunia Advisory SA9381

Where:

Local system

Impact:

Privilege escalation

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

Operating System:

CVE Reference(s):

Description


Sun has issued updated packages for pam, which fix a problem with "pam_xauth" cookies.

The problem is that if the user "root" su to a less privileged user, then root's xauth cookies is forwarded by pam. The less privileged user could then steal the xauth cookie and connect to the X server as user "root".


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