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[GLSA-200507-13] pam_ldap and nss_ldap: Plain text authentication leak

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
pam_ldap and nss_ldap: Plain text authentication leak

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200507-13
(pam_ldap and nss_ldap: Plain text authentication leak)


Rob Holland of the Gentoo Security Audit Team discovered that
pam_ldap and nss_ldap fail to use TLS for referred connections if they
are referred to a master after connecting to a slave, regardless of the
"ssl start_tls" ldap.conf setting.

Impact

A possible hacker could sniff passwords or other sensitive information
as the communication is not encrypted.

Workaround

pam_ldap and nss_ldap can be set to force the use of SSL instead
of TLS.

References:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-2069


Solution:
All pam_ldap users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=sys-auth/pam_ldap-178-r1"
All nss_ldap users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose sys-auth/nss_ldap


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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