GLSA-200804-24 : DBmail: Data disclosure

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 32017


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200804-24 (DBmail: Data disclosure)

A vulnerability in DBMail's authldap module when used in conjunction with an Active Directory server has been reported by vugluskr. When passing a zero length password to the module, it tries to bind anonymously to the LDAP server. If the LDAP server allows anonymous binds, this bind succeeds and results in a successful authentication to DBMail.
Impact :

By passing an empty password string to the server, an attacker could be able to log in to any account.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All DBMail users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-mail/dbmail-2.2.9'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 32017

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200804-24.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Published: 2008/04/22

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:dbmail, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2008/04/18

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-6714

OSVDB: 44561

GLSA: 200804-24

CWE: 287