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SuSE: New pam packages fix security vulnerabilities

The pam_env module is vulnerable to a stack overflow and a DoS condition when parsing users .pam_environment files. Updated packages are available from download.opensuse.org.

  openSUSE Security Update: pam: fixing stack overflow (CVE-2011-3148) and DoS (CVE-2011-3149)
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Announcement ID:    openSUSE-SU-2011:1204-1
Rating:             important
References:         #724480 
Cross-References:   CVE-2011-3148 CVE-2011-3149
Affected Products:
                   openSUSE 11.4
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  An update that fixes two vulnerabilities is now available.

Description:

  The pam_env module is vulnerable to a stack overflow
  (CVE-2011-3148) and a DoS condition (CVE-2011-3149) when
  parsing users .pam_environment files.


Patch Instructions:

  To install this openSUSE Security Update use YaST online_update.
  Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product:

  - openSUSE 11.4:

     zypper in -t patch pam-5330

  To bring your system up-to-date, use "zypper patch".


Package List:

  - openSUSE 11.4 (i586 x86_64):

     pam-1.1.3-4.9.1
     pam-devel-1.1.3-4.9.1
     pam-doc-1.1.3-4.9.1

  - openSUSE 11.4 (x86_64):

     pam-32bit-1.1.3-4.9.1
     pam-devel-32bit-1.1.3-4.9.1


References:

  http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2011-3148.html
  http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2011-3149.html
  https://bugzilla.novell.com/724480
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