Date: Thu, 08 Dec 2011 14:53:46 -0700 From: Kurt Seifried <kseifried@...hat.com> To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com CC: Jeff Mitchell <mitchell@....org> Subject: Re: Disputing CVE-2011-4122 > > The documentation you linked to above is for LinuxPAM, not OpenPAM. > They're different systems and the bug only affects OpenPAM. > > --Jeff > Right, my thought/comment is more around the point that this isn't defined in general very well anywhere (that I can find, and I assume OpenPAM and Linux PAM are going to implement things in a roughly similar manner) and that it probably should be defined better. In the meantime though it is likely that restrictions/filtering can be implemented but it needs to be done carefully since there is the potential for weirdness. -- -Kurt Seifried / Red Hat Security Response Team
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