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Category:   Application (Security)  >   libpam-pgsql Vendors:   libpam-pgsql
libpam-pgsql Bug Lets Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1020111
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-2516   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Jun 6 2008
Original Entry Date:  May 27 2008
Impact:   Root access via local system, User access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  Exploit Included:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 0.6.4
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in libpam-pgsql. A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system.

A local user can invoke sudo and enter the Control and C keys to bypass authentication and execute the sudo command.

Impact:   A local user can bypass authentication to potentially gain elevated privileges on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fixed version (0.6.4), available at:

The vendor's advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   State error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any)

Message History:   None.

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