Scientific Linux Security Update : 389-ds-base on SL7.x x86_64

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 82248


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


An information disclosure flaw was found in the way the 389 Directory Server stored information in the Changelog that is exposed via the 'cn=changelog' LDAP sub-tree. An unauthenticated user could in certain cases use this flaw to read data from the Changelog, which could include sensitive information such as plain-text passwords.

It was found that when the nsslapd-unhashed-pw-switch 389 Directory Server configuration option was set to 'off', it did not prevent the writing of unhashed passwords into the Changelog. This could potentially allow an authenticated user able to access the Changelog to read sensitive information. (CVE-2014-8112)

Enhancements :

- Added new WinSync configuration parameters:
winSyncSubtreePair for synchronizing multiple subtrees, as well as winSyncWindowsFilter and winSyncDirectoryFilter for synchronizing restricted sets by filters.

- It is now possible to stop, start, or configure plug-ins without the need to restart the server for the change to take effect.

- Access control related to the MODDN and MODRDN operations has been updated: the source and destination targets can be specified in the same access control instruction.

- The nsDS5ReplicaBindDNGroup attribute for using a group distinguished name in binding to replicas has been added.

- WinSync now supports range retrieval. If more than the MaxValRange number of attribute values exist per attribute, WinSync synchronizes all the attributes to the directory server using the range retrieval.

- Support for the RFC 4527 Read Entry Controls and RFC 4533 Content Synchronization Operation LDAP standards has been added.

- The Referential Integrity (referint) plug-in can now use an alternate configuration area. The PlugInArg plug-in configuration now uses unique configuration attributes.
Configuration changes no longer require a server restart.

- The log analysis tool now supports gzip, bzip2, and xz compressed files and also TAR archives and compressed TAR archives of these files.

- Only the Directory Manager could add encoded passwords or force users to change their password after a reset.
Users defined in the passwordAdminDN attribute can now also do this.

- The 'nsslapd-memberofScope' configuration parameter has been added to the MemberOf plug-in. With MemberOf enabled and a scope defined, moving a group out of scope with a MODRDN operation failed. Moving a member entry out of scope now correctly removes the memberof value.

- The alwaysRecordLoginAttr attribute has been addded to the Account Policy plug-in configuration entry, which allows to distinguish between an attribute for checking the activity of an account and an attribute to be updated at successful login.

- A root DSE search, using the ldapsearch command with the '-s base -b ''' options, returns only the user attributes instead of the operational attributes. The 'nsslapd-return-default' option has been added for backward compatibility.

- The configuration of the MemberOf plug-in can be stored in a suffix mapped to a back-end database, which allows MemberOf configuration to be replicated.

- Added support for the SSL versions from the range supported by the NSS library available on the system.
Due to the POODLE vulnerability, SSLv3 is disabled by default even if NSS supports it.


Update the affected packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 82248

File Name: sl_20150305_389_ds_base_on_SL7_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/03/26

Modified: 2015/03/26

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2015/03/05

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-8105, CVE-2014-8112