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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2009-0579

Linux-PAM before 1.0.4 does not enforce the minimum password age (MINDAYS) as specified in /etc/shadow, which allows local users to bypass intended security policy and change their passwords sooner than specified.
Publish Date : 2009-04-16 Last Update Date : 2009-04-16
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
4.6
Confidentiality Impact Partial (There is considerable informational disclosure.)
Integrity Impact Partial (Modification of some system files or information is possible, but the attacker does not have control over what can be modified, or the scope of what the attacker can affect is limited.)
Availability Impact Partial (There is reduced performance or interruptions in resource availability.)
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 User
Vulnerability Type(s) Bypass a restriction or similar
CWE ID 264

- Vendor Statements

Not vulnerable. This issue did not affect the versions of pam as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, 4, or 5. Only PAM versions 1.x were affected.
Source: Redhat

- Products Affected By CVE-2009-0579

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Kernel Linux-pam 0.99.1.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Kernel Linux-pam 0.99.2.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Kernel Linux-pam 0.99.2.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application Kernel Linux-pam 0.99.3.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application Kernel Linux-pam 0.99.4.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application Kernel Linux-pam 0.99.5.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application Kernel Linux-pam 0.99.6.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application Kernel Linux-pam 0.99.6.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 Application Kernel Linux-pam 0.99.6.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 Application Kernel Linux-pam 0.99.6.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 Application Kernel Linux-pam 0.99.7.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 Application Kernel Linux-pam 0.99.7.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 Application Kernel Linux-pam 0.99.8.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 Application Kernel Linux-pam 0.99.8.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 Application Kernel Linux-pam 0.99.9.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
16 Application Kernel Linux-pam 0.99.10.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
17 Application Kernel Linux-pam 1.0.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
18 Application Kernel Linux-pam 1.0.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
19 Application Kernel Linux-pam 1.0.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
20 Application Kernel Linux-pam 1.0.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
21 Application Kernel Linux-pam 1.0.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Kernel Linux-pam 21

- References For CVE-2009-0579

http://secunia.com/advisories/34733
SECUNIA 34733
http://secunia.com/advisories/34728
SECUNIA 34728
https://www.redhat.com/archives/pam-list/2009-March/msg00006.html
MLIST [pam-list] 20090309 Linux-PAM 1.0.4 released
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2009-April/msg00398.html
FEDORA FEDORA-2009-3204
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=487216 CONFIRM
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2009-April/msg00420.html
FEDORA FEDORA-2009-3231
http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=514437 CONFIRM

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2009-0579

There are not any metasploit modules related to this CVE entry (Please visit www.metasploit.com for more information)


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