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Date: Thu, 08 Dec 2011 09:11:33 -0500
From: Jeff Mitchell <>
CC: Kurt Seifried <>
Subject: Re: Disputing CVE-2011-4122

On 12/07/2011 11:26 AM, Kurt Seifried wrote:
>> One could assume that kcheckpass should do the validation. However, the
>> PAM documentation makes no mention of what a service name is supposed to
>> look like, and consequently it must be treated as opaque by the
>> application code. Therefore all validation must be expected to be done
>> by the library, and failure to do so must be seen as a bug in the
>> library exclusively.
> Can you provide a link to the documentation?


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