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

Date 04 May 2016
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Posted By LinuxSecurity 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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