The privilege-dropping implementation in the (1) pam_env and (2)
pam_mail modules in Linux-PAM (aka pam) 1.1.2 does not check the
return value of the setfsuid system call, which might allow local
users to obtain sensitive information by leveraging an unintended uid,
as demonstrated by a symlink attack on the .pam_environment file in a
user's home directory. NOTE: this vulnerability exists because of an
incomplete fix for CVE-2010-3435.
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MLIST:[oss-security] 20100921 Re: Minor security flaw with pam_xauth
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