68992 : Linux-PAM pam_namespace Module namespace Init Script Environment Handling Local Privilege Escalation
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Linux-PAM contains a flaw that may allow an attacker to gain access to unauthorized privileges. The issue is triggered when an error in the 'pam_namespace' module when executing the namespace init script occurs, allowing a local attacker to use crafted environment variables when running a setuid program to gain elevated privileges.


Location: Local Access Required
Attack Type: Other
Impact: Loss of Integrity
Solution: Upgrade
Exploit: Exploit Unknown
Disclosure: Vendor Verified
OSVDB: Security Software


Upgrade to version 1.1.3 or higher, as it has been reported to fix this vulnerability. An upgrade is required as there are no known workarounds.


Andrew Morgan



CVSSv2 Score

CVSSv2 Base Score = 6.9
Source: nvd.nist.gov | Generated: 2011-01-25 | Disagree?

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