Debian Security Advisory

DLA-2730-1 libpam-tacplus -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
04 Aug 2021
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 962830.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2020-13881.
More information:

It was discovered that there was an issue in libpam-tacplus (a security module for using the TACACS+ authentication service) where shared secrets such as private server keys were being added in the clear to various logs.

For Debian 9 stretch, this problem has been fixed in version 1.3.8-2+deb9u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your libpam-tacplus packages.

For the detailed security status of libpam-tacplus please refer to its security tracker page at:

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