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RH6.1: PAM (RHSA-1999:040-01) Print E-mail
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RedHat Linux Under some network configurations PAM (Pluggable Authentication Modules) will fail to lock access to disabled NIS accounts.
Red Hat, Inc. Security Advisory
Package PAM

Synopsis New PAM packages available

Advisory ID RHSA-1999:040-1

Issue Date 1999-10-13

Updated on

Keywords pam security login NIS server

Cross references N/A

1. Topic:
Under some network configurations PAM (Pluggable Authentication Modules) will fail to lock access to disabled NIS accounts.

2. Problem description:
The PAM packages shipped with Red Hat Linux 6.1/Intel may allow access to locked NIS accounts on certain network configurations. If you have a Red Hat Linux 6.1 workstation performing authentication against a NIS server then you are at risk. Red Hat recommends that you upgrade the PAM packages on all Red Hat Linux 6.1 workstations to the versions announced in this advisory.

Previous versions of Red Hat Linux are not affected by this problem.

3. Bug IDs fixed:(http://developer.Red for more info)

4. Relevant releases/architectures:
Red Hat Linux 6.1, for i386

5. Obsoleted by:

6. Conflicts with:

7. RPMs required:



pam-0.68- 8.i386.rpm



pam-0.68- 8.src.rpm

Architecture neutral:


8. Solution:
For each RPM for your particular architecture, run:

rpm -Uvh filename

where filename is the name of the RPM.

9. Verification:

 MD5 sum                           Package Name

9fd42c57d02ac039093b6f94132eee0e  SRPMS/pam-0.68-8.src.rpm
e8d5b9edf5dc9998ee19d91b7620f2ad  i386/pam-0.68-8.i386.rpm
These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat Inc. for security. Our key is available at: http://www.Red t.html

You can verify each package with the following command:

rpm --checksig filename

If you only wish to verify that each package has not been corrupted or tampered with, examine only the md5sum with the following command:

rpm --checksig --nogpg filename

10. References:

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