Debian: DSA-4555-1: pam-python security update

    Date29 Oct 2019
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Malte Kraus discovered that libpam-python, a PAM module allowing PAM modules to be written in Python, didn't sanitise environment variables which could result in local privilege escalation if used with a setuid binary.
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-4555-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    https://www.debian.org/security/                       Moritz Muehlenhoff
    October 29, 2019                      https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : pam-python
    CVE ID         : CVE-2019-16729
    
    Malte Kraus discovered that libpam-python, a PAM module allowing PAM
    modules to be written in Python, didn't sanitise environment variables
    which could result in local privilege escalation if used with a
    setuid binary.
    
    For the oldstable distribution (stretch), this problem has been fixed
    in version 1.0.6-1.1+deb9u1.
    
    For the stable distribution (buster), this problem has been fixed in
    version 1.0.6-1.1+deb10u1.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your pam-python packages.
    
    For the detailed security status of pam-python please refer to
    its security tracker page at:
    https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/pam-python
    
    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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