Date: Tue, 24 Nov 2020 19:20:21 +0100 From: Marcus Meissner <meissner@...e.de> To: OSS Security List <oss-security@...ts.openwall.com> Subject: Heads up: PAM 1.5.0 has a auth bypass under some conditions Hi, (via IRC, spotted by Foxboron) PAM 1.5.0 had a potential auth bypass, if a user did not exist and the root password was empty (but root locked down). The reporters usecase was spammers pretending to be unknown users with a PAM enabled dovecot. This issue affected only pam 1.5.0. News entry: https://github.com/linux-pam/linux-pam/commit/28b8c7045ac8ea4ea080bce02a2df9e3b9e98f06 CVE-2020-27780 github issue reporting the problem: https://github.com/linux-pam/linux-pam/issues/284 Fixing commit: https://github.com/linux-pam/linux-pam/commit/af0faf666c5008e54dfe43684f210e3581ff1bca Ciao, Marcus
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