Scientific Linux Security Update : libuser on SL4.x, SL5.x i386/x86_64

This script is Copyright (C) 2012 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

It was discovered that libuser did not set the password entry
correctly when creating LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol)
users. If an administrator did not assign a password to an LDAP based
user account, either at account creation with luseradd, or with
lpasswd after account creation, an attacker could use this flaw to log
into that account with a default password string that should have been
rejected. (CVE-2011-0002)

Note: LDAP administrators that have used libuser tools to add users
should check existing user accounts for plain text passwords, and
reset them as necessary.

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected libuser and / or libuser-devel packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.4

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60941 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2011-0002

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