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             AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution

                               ESB-2012.0262
                        python-pam security update
                               12 March 2012

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:           python-pam
Publisher:         Debian
Operating System:  Debian GNU/Linux 6
                   Linux variants
Impact/Access:     Denial of Service -- Remote/Unauthenticated
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2012-1502  

Original Bulletin: 
   http://www.debian.org/security/2012/dsa-2430

Comment: This advisory references vulnerabilities in products which run on 
         platforms other than Debian. It is recommended that administrators 
         running python-pam check for an updated version of the software for
         their operating system.

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Debian Security Advisory DSA-2430-1                   security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/                        Moritz Muehlenhoff
March 10, 2012                         http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : python-pam
Vulnerability  : double free
Problem type   : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID         : CVE-2012-1502

Markus Vervier discovered a double free in the Python interface to the 
PAM library, which could lead to denial of service.

For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in
version 0.4.2-12.2+squeeze1.

For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
version 0.4.2-13.

We recommend that you upgrade your python-pam packages.

Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
found at: http://www.debian.org/security/

Mailing list: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org
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