[USN-4552-2] Pam-python vulnerability
mike.salvatore at canonical.com
Wed Oct 21 19:32:16 UTC 2020
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4552-2
October 21, 2020
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
Pam-python could be made to crash or run programs as an administrator
if certain environment variables are set.
- pam-python: Enables PAM modules to be written in Python
Malte Kraus discovered that Pam-python mishandled certain environment
variables. A local attacker could potentially use this vulnerability to
execute programs as root.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
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