SuSE 10 Security Update : pam_ldap (ZYPP Patch Number 2196)

High Nessus Plugin ID 29546


The remote SuSE 10 host is missing a security-related patch.


pam_ldap in nss_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. (CVE-2006-5170)


Apply ZYPP patch number 2196.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 29546

File Name: suse_pam_ldap-2196.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.10 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/12/13

Modified: 2012/05/17

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: cpe:/o:suse:suse_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2006/10/24

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-5170