[SECURITY] Fedora 12 Update: pam-1.1.1-6.fc12

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Fedora Update Notification
2010-11-02 21:39:58

Name        : pam
Product     : Fedora 12
Version     : 1.1.1
Release     : 6.fc12
URL         : http://www.us.kernel.org/pub/linux/libs/pam/index.html
Summary     : An extensible library which provides authentication for applications
Description :
PAM (Pluggable Authentication Modules) is a system security tool that
allows system administrators to set authentication policy without
having to recompile programs that handle authentication.

Update Information:

This update fixes moderate vulnerabilities in pam_env, pam_namespace, pam_mail, and pam_xauth modules. Default configurations (or configurations generated by authconfig) are not affected by the pam_mail and pam_namespace vulnerabilities.

* Tue Nov  2 2010 Tomas Mraz <tmraz at redhat.com> 1.1.1-6
- fix insecure dropping of priviledges in pam_xauth, pam_env,
  and pam_mail - CVE-2010-3316 (#637898), CVE-2010-3435 (#641335)
- fix insecure executing of scripts with user supplied environment
  variables in pam_namespace - CVE-2010-3853 (#643043)
* Thu Jul 15 2010 Tomas Mraz <tmraz at redhat.com> 1.1.1-5
- do not overwrite tallylog with empty file on upgrade
* Mon Feb 15 2010 Tomas Mraz <tmraz at redhat.com> 1.1.1-4
- change the default password hash to sha512
* Fri Jan 22 2010 Tomas Mraz <tmraz at redhat.com> 1.1.1-3
- fix wrong prompt when pam_get_authtok is used for new password
* Mon Jan 18 2010 Tomas Mraz <tmraz at redhat.com> 1.1.1-2
- fix build with disabled audit and SELinux (#556211, #556212)
* Thu Dec 17 2009 Tomas Mraz <tmraz at redhat.com> 1.1.1-1
- new upstream version with minor changes

  [ 1 ] Bug #637898 - CVE-2010-3316 pam: pam_xauth missing return value checks from setuid() and similar calls
  [ 2 ] Bug #641335 - CVE-2010-3435 pam: pam_env and pam_mail accessing users' file with root privileges
  [ 3 ] Bug #643043 - CVE-2010-3853 pam: pam_namespace executes namespace.init with service's environment

This update can be installed with the "yum" update program.  Use 
su -c 'yum update pam' at the command line.
For more information, refer to "Managing Software with yum",
available at http://docs.fedoraproject.org/yum/.

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