Security Bulletin: Vulnerabilities in pam affect Power Management Console (CVE-2015-3238)
PAM is used by Power Hardware Management Console (HMC) and HMC has addressed the applicable CVEs.
DESCRIPTION: Linux-PAM could allow a local attacker to obtain sensitive information, caused by an error in the _unix_run_helper_binary function in the pam_unix module. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability using an overly large password to enumerate usernames and cause the system to hang.
CVSS Base Score: 5.1
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/106368 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:L)
Affected Products and Versions
Power HMC V220.127.116.11
Power HMC V18.104.22.168
Power HMC V22.214.171.124
Power HMC V126.96.36.199
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Software version: Version Independent
Operating system(s): Linux
Software edition: Enterprise
Reference #: N1021041
Modified date: 05 December 2016