Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : pam_ldap (MDKSA-2003:088)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 14070


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


A bug was fixed in pam_ldap 162 with the pam_filter mechanism which is commonly used for host-based access restriction in environments using LDAP for authentication. Mandrake Linux 9.1 provided pam_ldap 161 which had this problem and as a result, systems relying on pam_filter for host-based access restriction would allow any user, regardless of the host attribute associated with their account, to log into the system. All users who use LDAP-based authentication are encouraged to upgrade immediately.


Update the affected nss_ldap and / or pam_ldap packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 14070

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2003-088.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.14 $

Type: local

Published: 2004/07/31

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:nss_ldap, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:pam_ldap, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:9.1

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/Mandrake/release, Host/Mandrake/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2003/09/02

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2003-0734

MDKSA: 2003:088