Scientific Linux Security Update : 389-ds-base on SL7.x x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

An information disclosure flaw was found in the way the 389 Directory
Server stored information in the Changelog that is exposed via the
'cn=changelog' LDAP sub-tree. An unauthenticated user could in certain
cases use this flaw to read data from the Changelog, which could
include sensitive information such as plain-text passwords.

It was found that when the nsslapd-unhashed-pw-switch 389 Directory
Server configuration option was set to 'off', it did not prevent the
writing of unhashed passwords into the Changelog. This could
potentially allow an authenticated user able to access the Changelog
to read sensitive information. (CVE-2014-8112)

Enhancements :

- Added new WinSync configuration parameters:
winSyncSubtreePair for synchronizing multiple subtrees,
as well as winSyncWindowsFilter and
winSyncDirectoryFilter for synchronizing restricted sets
by filters.

- It is now possible to stop, start, or configure plug-ins
without the need to restart the server for the change to
take effect.

- Access control related to the MODDN and MODRDN
operations has been updated: the source and destination
targets can be specified in the same access control

- The nsDS5ReplicaBindDNGroup attribute for using a group
distinguished name in binding to replicas has been

- WinSync now supports range retrieval. If more than the
MaxValRange number of attribute values exist per
attribute, WinSync synchronizes all the attributes to
the directory server using the range retrieval.

- Support for the RFC 4527 Read Entry Controls and RFC
4533 Content Synchronization Operation LDAP standards
has been added.

- The Referential Integrity (referint) plug-in can now use
an alternate configuration area. The PlugInArg plug-in
configuration now uses unique configuration attributes.
Configuration changes no longer require a server

- The log analysis tool now supports gzip,
bzip2, and xz compressed files and also TAR archives and
compressed TAR archives of these files.

- Only the Directory Manager could add encoded passwords
or force users to change their password after a reset.
Users defined in the passwordAdminDN attribute can now
also do this.

- The 'nsslapd-memberofScope' configuration parameter has
been added to the MemberOf plug-in. With MemberOf
enabled and a scope defined, moving a group out of scope
with a MODRDN operation failed. Moving a member entry
out of scope now correctly removes the memberof value.

- The alwaysRecordLoginAttr attribute has been addded to
the Account Policy plug-in configuration entry, which
allows to distinguish between an attribute for checking
the activity of an account and an attribute to be
updated at successful login.

- A root DSE search, using the ldapsearch command with the
'-s base -b ''' options, returns only the user
attributes instead of the operational attributes. The
'nsslapd-return-default' option has been added for
backward compatibility.

- The configuration of the MemberOf plug-in can be stored
in a suffix mapped to a back-end database, which allows
MemberOf configuration to be replicated.

- Added support for the SSL versions from the range
supported by the NSS library available on the system.
Due to the POODLE vulnerability, SSLv3 is disabled by
default even if NSS supports it.

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 82248 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2014-8105

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