This script is Copyright (C) 2006-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200612-19
(pam_ldap: Authentication bypass vulnerability)
Steve Rigler discovered that pam_ldap does not correctly handle
'PasswordPolicyResponse' control responses from an LDAP directory. This
causes the pam_authenticate() function to always succeed, even if the
previous authentication failed.
A locked user may exploit this vulnerability to bypass the LDAP
authentication mechanism, possibly gaining unauthorized access to the
There is no known workaround at this time.
See also :
All pam_ldap users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=sys-auth/pam_ldap-183'
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 23956 (gentoo_GLSA-200612-19.nasl)
CVE ID: CVE-2006-5170