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Test ID:1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.1.4.2014.0631.1
Category:SuSE Local Security Checks
Title:SUSE: Security Advisory (SUSE-SU-2014:0631-1)
Summary:The remote host is missing an update for the 'pam' package(s) announced via the SUSE-SU-2014:0631-1 advisory.
Description:Summary:
The remote host is missing an update for the 'pam' package(s) announced via the SUSE-SU-2014:0631-1 advisory.

Vulnerability Insight:
This update changes the broken default behavior of pam_pwhistory to not enforce checks when the root user requests password changes. In order to enforce pwhistory checks on the root user, the 'enforce_for_root' parameter needs to be set for the pam_pwhistory.so module.

This pam update fixes the following security and non-security issues:

* bnc#870433: Fixed pam_timestamp path injection problem (CVE-2014-2583)
* bnc#848417: Fixed pam_pwhistory root password enforcement when resetting non-root user's password

Security Issue references:

* CVE-2014-2583
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Affected Software/OS:
'pam' package(s) on SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 11 SP3, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3, SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 SP3

Solution:
Please install the updated package(s).

CVSS Score:
5.8

CVSS Vector:
AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2014-2583
BugTraq ID: 66493
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/66493
https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201605-05
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2014/03/24/5
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2014/03/26/10
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2014/03/31/6
http://secunia.com/advisories/57317
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-2935-1
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-2935-2
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-2935-3
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