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Category:Mageia Linux Local Security Checks
Title:Mageia Linux Local Check: mgasa-2015-0266
Summary:Mageia Linux Local Security Checks mgasa-2015-0266
Mageia Linux Local Security Checks mgasa-2015-0266

Vulnerability Insight:
If SELinux is enabled, the _unix_run_helper_binary function in Linux-PAM 1.1.8 and earlier hangs indefinitely when verifying a password of 65536 characters, which allows attackers to conduct username enumeration and denial of service attacks (CVE-2015-3238).

Update the affected packages to the latest available version.

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Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2015-3238
BugTraq ID: 75428
RedHat Security Advisories: RHSA-2015:1640
CopyrightCopyright (C) 2015 Eero Volotinen

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