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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2001-1147

The PAM implementation in /bin/login of the util-linux package before 2.11 causes a password entry to be rewritten across multiple PAM calls, which could provide the credentials of one user to a different user, when used in certain PAM modules such as pam_limits.
Publish Date : 2001-10-08 Last Update Date : 2008-09-05
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Complete (There is total information disclosure, resulting in all system files being revealed.)
Integrity Impact Complete (There is a total compromise of system integrity. There is a complete loss of system protection, resulting in the entire system being compromised.)
Availability Impact Complete (There is a total shutdown of the affected resource. The attacker can render the resource completely unavailable.)
Access Complexity Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access Admin
Vulnerability Type(s)
CWE ID CWE id is not defined for this vulnerability

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat important 2001-10-08
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- Products Affected By CVE-2001-1147

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Andries Brouwer Util-linux 2.10s Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Andries Brouwer Util-linux 2.11k Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Andries Brouwer Util-linux 2.11i Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application Andries Brouwer Util-linux 2.11h Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application Andries Brouwer Util-linux 2.11f Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Andries Brouwer Util-linux 5

- References For CVE-2001-1147
SUSE SuSE-SA:2001:034
REDHAT RHSA-2001:132
BUGTRAQ 20011008 Bug!!
XF utillinux-pamlimits-gain-privileges(7266)
BID 3415 Util-Linux Login Pam Privilege Elevation Vulnerability Release Date:2001-10-09
CIAC M-009

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2001-1147

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