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pam-pgsql - format string

Debian Security Advisory

DSA-370-1 pam-pgsql -- format string

Date Reported:
08 Aug 2003
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CAN-2003-0672.
More information:

Florian Zumbiehl reported a vulnerability in pam-pgsql whereby the username to be used for authentication is used as a format string when writing a log message. This vulnerability may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the program requesting PAM authentication.

For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in version 0.5.2-3woody1.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in version 0.5.2-7.

We recommend that you update your pam-pgsql package.

Fixed in:

Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 (woody)

Intel IA-32:
Intel IA-64:
Motorola 680x0:
Big endian MIPS:
Little endian MIPS:
IBM S/390:
Sun Sparc:

MD5 checksums of the listed files are available in the original advisory.

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