Oracle Linux 6 : 389-ds-base (ELSA-2014-0292)

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Synopsis :

The remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2014:0292 :

Updated 389-ds-base packages that fix one security issue are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having
Important security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System
(CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is
available from the CVE link in the References section.

The 389 Directory Server is an LDAPv3 compliant server. The base
packages include the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP)
server and command-line utilities for server administration.

It was discovered that the 389 Directory Server did not properly
handle certain SASL-based authentication mechanisms. A user able to
authenticate to the directory using these SASL mechanisms could
connect as any other directory user, including the administrative
Directory Manager account. This could allow them to modify
configuration values, as well as read and write any data the directory
holds. (CVE-2014-0132)

All 389-ds-base users are advised to upgrade to these updated
packages, which contain a backported patch to correct this issue.
After installing this update, the 389 server service will be restarted
automatically.

See also :

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2014-March/004014.html

Solution :

Update the affected 389-ds-base packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 73008 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2014-0132