The _unix_run_helper_binary function in the pam_unix module in Linux-PAM (aka pam) before 1.2.1, when unable to directly access passwords, allows local users to enumerate usernames or cause a denial of service (hang) via a large password.
Published 2015-08-24 14:59:04
Updated 2023-02-12 23:15:32
Source Red Hat, Inc.
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Vulnerability category: Denial of serviceInformation leak

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2015-3238

0.62%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 79 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2015-3238

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
5.8
MEDIUM AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:P
8.6
4.9
NIST
6.5
MEDIUM CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:L
3.9
2.5
NIST

CWE ids for CVE-2015-3238

References for CVE-2015-3238

Products affected by CVE-2015-3238

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