Debian Security Advisory
DSA-4555-1 pam-python -- security update
- Date Reported:
- 29 Oct 2019
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2019-16729.
- More information:
Malte Kraus discovered that libpam-python, a PAM module allowing PAM modules to be written in Python, didn't sanitise environment variables which could result in local privilege escalation if used with a setuid binary.
For the oldstable distribution (stretch), this problem has been fixed in version 1.0.6-1.1+deb9u1.
For the stable distribution (buster), this problem has been fixed in version 1.0.6-1.1+deb10u1.
We recommend that you upgrade your pam-python packages.
For the detailed security status of pam-python please refer to its security tracker page at: https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/pam-python