TurboLinux Security Announcement: pam-0.70-2 and earlier (UPDATED -- includes 0.72-4)Aug 11, 2000, 22:06 (0 Talkback[s])
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Date: Fri, 11 Aug 2000 13:11:19 -0700 (PDT)
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TurboLinux Security Announcement
A security hole was discovered in the packages mentioned above. Please update the packages in your installation as soon as possible or disable the service.
1. Problem Summary
This is an update to TurboLinux Security Advisory TLSA2000009-1. Our pam package (0.70 up to and including 0.72-4) incorrectly lacked one configuration file (/etc/pam.d/other).
A denial of service attack can be made against the PAM auth system.
Update the packages from our ftp server by running the following command:
rpm -Fvh ftp_path_to_filename
Where ftp_path_to_filename is the following:
The source rpm can be downloaded here:
**Note: You must rebuild and install the rpm if you choose to download and install the srpm. Simply installing the srpm alone WILL NOT CLOSE THE SECURITY HOLE.
Please verify the md5 checksum of the update before you install:
MD5 sum Package Name
71372020a4dadeed1ad28d9b46df35da pam-0.72-5.i386.rpm dd700e6dff00ca5861b01758838166a8 pam-0.72-5.src.rpm
These packages are GPG signed by Turbolinux for security. Our key is available here:
To verify a package, use the following command:
rpm --checksig name_of_rpm
To examine only the md5sum, use the following command:
rpm --checksig --nogpg name_of_rpm
**Note: Checking GPG keys requires RPM 3.0 or higher.
You can find more updates on our ftp server:
for TL6.0 Workstation and Server security updates
Our webpage for security announcements:
If you want to report vulnerabilities, please contact:
Subscribe to the TurboLinux Security Mailing lists:
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security updates and alerts.
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