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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   nss_ldap Vendors:   PADL Software Pty Ltd
nss_ldap Error in pam_ldap in Processing PasswordPolicyReponse Messages May Let Remote Users Bypass Authentication
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1017153
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1017153
CVE Reference:   CVE-2006-5170   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Nov 3 2006
Impact:   User access via local system, User access via network

Version(s): possibly 253 and prior version
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in nss_ldap. A remote user can gain access to systems using LDAP authentication.

The pam_ldap module does not properly process PasswordPolicyReponse control response messages. As a result, the pam_authenticate function may return a success code when authentication has failed. A remote user may be able to access the target system.

Steve Rigler discovered this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can gain access to systems using LDAP authentication.
Solution:   No upstream solution was available at the time of this entry.
Cause:   Authentication error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (AIX), UNIX (FreeBSD), UNIX (HP/UX), UNIX (Solaris - SunOS)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Nov 15 2006 (Red Hat Issues Fix) nss_ldap Error in pam_ldap in Processing PasswordPolicyReponse Messages May Let Remote Users Bypass Authentication
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.



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