RHEL 5 : redhat-ds-base (RHSA-2012:1041)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 78926


The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.


Updated redhat-ds-base packages that fix two security issues are now available for Red Hat Directory Server 8.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having moderate security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for each vulnerability from the CVE links in the References section.

Red Hat Directory Server is an LDAPv3 compliant server. The base packages include the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) server and command-line utilities for server administration.

A flaw was found in the way Red Hat Directory Server handled password changes. If an LDAP user had changed their password, and the directory server had not been restarted since that change, an attacker able to bind to the directory server could obtain the plain text version of that user's password via the 'unhashed#user#password' attribute.

It was found that when the password for an LDAP user was changed, and audit logging was enabled (it is disabled by default), the new password was written to the audit log in plain text form. This update introduces a new configuration parameter, 'nsslapd-auditlog-logging-hide-unhashed-pw', which when set to 'on' (the default option), prevents Red Hat Directory Server from writing plain text passwords to the audit log. This option can be configured in '/etc/dirsrv/ slapd-[ID]/dse.ldif'. (CVE-2012-2746)

All users of Red Hat Directory Server 8 are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which resolve these issues. After installing this update, the dirsrv service will be restarted automatically.


Update the affected redhat-ds-base and / or redhat-ds-base-devel packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 78926

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2012-1041.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/11/08

Modified: 2017/01/05

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 2.1

Temporal Score: 1.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:redhat-ds-base, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:redhat-ds-base-devel, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2012/06/26

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-2678, CVE-2012-2746

BID: 54153

OSVDB: 83329, 83336

RHSA: 2012:1041