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Test ID:1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.844687
Category:Ubuntu Local Security Checks
Title:Ubuntu: Security Advisory for pam-python (USN-4552-3)
Summary:The remote host is missing an update for the 'pam-python'; package(s) announced via the USN-4552-3 advisory.
Description:Summary:
The remote host is missing an update for the 'pam-python'
package(s) announced via the USN-4552-3 advisory.

Vulnerability Insight:
USN-4552-1 and USN-4552-2 fixed a vulnerability in Pam-python. The update
introduced a regression which prevented PAM modules written in Python from
importing python modules from site-specific directories.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

Original advisory details:

Malte Kraus discovered that Pam-python mishandled certain environment variables.
A local attacker could potentially use this vulnerability to execute programs
as root.

Affected Software/OS:
'pam-python' package(s) on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.

Solution:
Please install the updated package(s).

CVSS Score:
7.2

CVSS Vector:
AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2019-16729
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