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Category:   Application (Directory)  >   ldap Vendors:   Sun
Sun Solaris LDAP Client May Disclose RootDN Password to Local Users
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1015903
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2006-1782   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Nov 27 2009
Original Entry Date:  Apr 12 2006
Impact:   Disclosure of authentication information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in the Sun Solaris LDAP client. A local user may be able to obtain the rootDN password.

If a privileged user invokes the idsconfig(1M) command, a local user may be able to obtain the LDAP root Distinguished Name (rootDN) password from a temporary file.

The same may occur if a privileged user invokes any of the following commands in an unsecure manner:

* ldapadd(1)
* ldapdelete(1)
* ldapmodify(1)
* ldapmodrdn(1)
* ldapsearch(1)

With access to the rootDN password, the remote user can add, modify, delete, and search records within the LDAP Server.

Sun credits Michael Gerdts with reporting this vulnerability.

Impact:   A local user may be able to obtain the rootDN password.
Solution:   Sun has issued the following fixes.

SPARC Platform:

* Solaris 8 with patch 108993-51 or later
* Solaris 9 with patches 115677-02 or later and 121321-01 or later

x86 Platform

* Solaris 8 with patch 108994-51 or later
* Solaris 9 with patch 115678-02 or later and 121322-01 or later

The vendor recommends that any existing scripts or programs that use the ldapadd(1), ldapmodify(1), ldapmodrdn(1) or ldapsearch(1) commands with the -w option should use the new, secure -j option instead. The patched "/usr/lib/ldap/idsconfig" file contains examples.

The vendor's advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  UNIX (Solaris - SunOS)

Message History:   None.

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