Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : pam_ldap (MDKSA-2006:201)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

Pam_ldap does not return an error condition when an LDAP directory
server responds with a PasswordPolicyResponse control response, which
causes the pam_authenticate function to return a success code even if
authentication has failed, as originally reported for xscreensaver.
This might lead to an attacker being able to login into a suspended
system account.

Updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.

Solution :

Update the affected pam_ldap package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.5
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 24586 (mandrake_MDKSA-2006-201.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 20880

CVE ID: CVE-2006-5170
CVE-2006-5379

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