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Recommended update for pam


(Last modified: 15NOV2007)

solutions Recommended update for pam SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (b0ee9b75675fcbfd528b1fd30f59420c)

Applies to

Package: pam
Product(s): SUSE CORE 9 for x86
SUSE CORE 9 for Itanium Processor Family
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM S/390 31bit
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM zSeries 64bit
SUSE CORE 9 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
Open Enterprise Server
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86_64
Patch: patch-11637
Release: 20071115
Obsoletes: none


Everyone should update.



Problem description

In pam_succeed_if has a fix for a segfault because of uninitialized-user. pam_access was not working under some conditions because it could not access some ttys.
In pam_limits some checks were added to avoid possible overflows when reading from limits.conf.


Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Fvh pam.rpm pam-devel.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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