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A Security Vulnerability in the Solaris Kerberos PAM Module May Allow Use of a User Specified Kerberos Configuration File Leading to Escalation of Privileges

oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5732

Russ Allbery pam-krb5 before 3.13 when linked against MIT Kerberos does not properly initialize the Kerberos libraries for setuid use which allows local users to gain privileges by pointing an environment variable to a modified Kerberos configuration file and then launching a PAM-based setuid application.

Family:
unix
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • Sun Solaris 8
  • Sun Solaris 9
  • Sun Solaris 10
Class:
vulnerability
Reference(s):
  • CVE-2009-0360
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