Red Hat Inc. Information for VU#911505

pam_xauth may insecurely forward "X MIT-Magic-Cookies" to new sessions



Vendor Statement

Red Hat Linux, prior to version 9, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux ship with a pam_xauth package vulnerable to this issue. Updated packages are available along with our advisory at the URLs below. Users of the Red Hat Network can update their systems using the 'up2date' tool.

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