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Date: Thu, 08 Dec 2011 14:53:46 -0700
From: Kurt Seifried <>
CC: Jeff Mitchell <>
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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