GLSA-200508-22 : pam_ldap: Authentication bypass vulnerability

This script is Copyright (C) 2005-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200508-22
(pam_ldap: Authentication bypass vulnerability)

When a pam_ldap client attempts to authenticate against an LDAP
server that omits the optional error value from the
PasswordPolicyResponseValue, the authentication attempt will always

Impact :

A remote attacker may exploit this vulnerability to bypass the
LDAP authentication mechanism, gaining access to the system possibly
with elevated privileges.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

Solution :

All pam_ldap users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=sys-auth/pam_ldap-180'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 19575 (gentoo_GLSA-200508-22.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-2641

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