Vulnerability Note VU#693909
PAM-MySQL contains a double-free vulnerability
PAM-MySQL contains a double-free vulnerability that may allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial-of-service condition.
PAM-MySQL provides a Pluggable Authentication Module (PAM) interface to a MySQL database. PAM-MySQL does not securely handle a pointer returned by the pam_get_item() routine, which results in a double-free vulnerability. The vulnerability exists if the following conditions are present:
If a remote attacker supplies a specially crafted password to a vulnerable PAM-MySQL installation, that attacker may be able to crash the PAM-MySQL process. Note that it may be possible to exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code.
Systems Affected (Learn More)
|Vendor||Status||Date Notified||Date Updated|
|Ricoh Corporation||Not Affected||-||17 May 2006|
CVSS Metrics (Learn More)
This vulnerability was reported by Moriyoshi Koizumi.
This document was written by Jeff Gennari.
- CVE IDs: CVE-2006-0056
- Date Public: 28 Sep 2005
- Date First Published: 08 Feb 2006
- Date Last Updated: 17 May 2006
- Severity Metric: 3.94
- Document Revision: 35
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