Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : nss_ldap (MDKSA-2005:190)

High Nessus Plugin ID 20120


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


A bug was found in the way the pam_ldap module processed certain failure messages. If the server includes supplemental data in an authentication failure result message, but the data does not include any specific error code, the pam_ldap module would proceed as if the authentication request had succeeded, and authentication would succeed. This affects versions 169 through 179 of pam_ldap.

The updated packages have been patched to address this issue.


Update the affected nss_ldap and / or pam_ldap packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 20120

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2005-190.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.14 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/11/02

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:nss_ldap, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:pam_ldap, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:10.1, x-cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:le2005

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

Patch Publication Date: 2005/10/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-2641

MDKSA: 2005:190