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Test ID:1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.130111
Category:Mageia Linux Local Security Checks
Title:Mageia Linux Local Check: mgasa-2015-0266
Summary:Mageia Linux Local Security Checks mgasa-2015-0266
Description:Summary:
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).

Solution:
Update the affected packages to the latest available version.

CVSS Score:
5.8

CVSS Vector:
AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:P

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2015-3238
BugTraq ID: 75428
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/75428
http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/package-announce/2015-June/161249.html
http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/package-announce/2015-July/161350.html
https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201605-05
https://www.trustwave.com/Resources/Security-Advisories/Advisories/TWSL2015-011/?fid=6551
https://www.trustwave.com/Resources/SpiderLabs-Blog/Username-Enumeration-against-OpenSSH-SELinux-with-CVE-2015-3238/
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2015/06/25/13
RedHat Security Advisories: RHSA-2015:1640
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2015-1640.html
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-2935-1
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-2935-2
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-2935-3
CopyrightCopyright (C) 2015 Eero Volotinen

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