[USN-4552-1] Pam-python vulnerability
mike.salvatore at canonical.com
Mon Sep 28 17:47:46 UTC 2020
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4552-1
September 28, 2020
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 18.04 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
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
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