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

High Nessus Plugin ID 24586


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.


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.


Update the affected pam_ldap package.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 24586

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2006-201.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.14 $

Type: local

Published: 2007/02/18

Modified: 2015/03/19

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:pam_ldap, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2006, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2007

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2006/11/07

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-5170, CVE-2006-5379

BID: 20880

MDKSA: 2006:201