Debian: DSA-3567-1: libpam-sshauth security update

    Date04 May 2016
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    It was discovered that libpam-sshauth, a PAM module to authenticate using an SSH server, does not correctly handle system users. In certain configurations an attacker can take advantage of this flaw to gain root privileges.
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-3567-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    https://www.debian.org/security/                     Salvatore Bonaccorso
    May 04, 2016                          https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : libpam-sshauth
    CVE ID         : CVE-2016-4422
    
    It was discovered that libpam-sshauth, a PAM module to authenticate
    using an SSH server, does not correctly handle system users. In certain
    configurations an attacker can take advantage of this flaw to gain root
    privileges.
    
    For the stable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in
    version 0.3.1-1+deb8u1.
    
    For the testing distribution (stretch), this problem has been fixed
    in version 0.4.1-2.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
    version 0.4.1-2.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your libpam-sshauth packages.
    
    Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
    these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
    found at: https://www.debian.org/security/
    
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