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Vulnerability Score 4.6 4.6
CVE Id CVE-2003-0388
Last Modified 05 Sep 2008 04:34:11
Published 24 Jul 2003 12:00:00
Confidentiality Impact PARTIAL PARTIAL
Integrity Impact PARTIAL PARTIAL
Availability Impact PARTIAL PARTIAL
Access Vector LOCAL
Access Complexity LOW
Authentication NONE



pam_wheel in Linux-PAM 0.78, with the trust option enabled and the use_uid option disabled, allows local users to spoof log entries and gain privileges by causing getlogin() to return a spoofed user name.

Vulnerable Systems

Operating System

  • Andrew Morgan Linux Pam 0.77



BUGTRAQ - 20030616 FW: iDEFENSE Security Advisory 06.16.03: Linux-PAM getlogin() Spoofing

REDHAT - RHSA-2004:304

Last Updated: 27 May 2016 10:37:53