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Vulnerability Score 7.5 7.5
CVE Id CVE-2005-2949
Last Modified 05 Sep 2008 04:53:03
Published 16 Sep 2005 06:03:00
Confidentiality Impact PARTIAL PARTIAL
Integrity Impact PARTIAL PARTIAL
Availability Impact PARTIAL PARTIAL
Access Vector NETWORK
Access Complexity LOW
Authentication NONE



pam_per_user before 0.4 does not verify if the user name changes between authentication attempts and uses the same subrequest handle, which allows remote attackers or local users to login as other users by using certain applications that allow the username to be changed during authentication, such as /bin/login.

Vulnerable Systems


  • Mark D. Roth Pam Per User 0.1

  • Mark D. Roth Pam Per User 0.2

  • Mark D. Roth Pam Per User 0.3


BID - 14813

SECUNIA - 16781


BUGTRAQ - 20050912 Security Flaw in pam_per_user Module

Last Updated: 27 May 2016 10:40:40