DSA 1758-1: New nss-ldapd packages fix information disclosure
Posted on: 03/30/2009 10:55 PM

The Debian Security Team published a new security update for Debian GNU/Linux. Here the announcement:

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Debian Security Advisory DSA-1758-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Moritz Muehlenhoff
March 30, 2009 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : nss-ldapd
Vulnerability : insecure config file creation
Problem-Type : local
Debian-specific: yes
CVE ID : CVE-2009-1073
Debian Bug : 520476

Leigh James that discovered that nss-ldapd, an NSS module for using
LDAP as a naming service, by default creates the configuration file
/etc/nss-ldapd.conf world-readable which could leak the configured
LDAP password if one is used for connecting to the LDAP server.

The old stable distribution (etch) doesn't contain nss-ldapd.

For the stable distribution (lenny) this problem has been fixed in
version 0.6.7.1.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
version 0.6.8.

We recommend that you upgrade your nss-ldapd package.

Upgrade instructions
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wget url
will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
will install the referenced file.

If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
sources.list as given below:

apt-get update
will update the internal database
apt-get upgrade
will install corrected packages

You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
footer to the proper configuration.


Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 alias lenny
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Stable updates are available for alpha, amd64, arm, armel, hppa, i386, ia64, mips, mipsel, powerpc, s390 and sparc.

Source archives:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/nss-ldapd/nss-ldapd_0.6.7.1.dsc
Size/MD5 checksum: 996 31232235dc6d5e0abb448e56f5f6f8ad
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/nss-ldapd/nss-ldapd_0.6.7.1.tar.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 373338 4cf1160a9626c51ee584f5b66ae1d33a

alpha architecture (DEC Alpha)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/nss-ldapd/libnss-ldapd_0.6.7.1_alpha.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 115612 13d15bd8992624a7c41dfdac3c307202

amd64 architecture (AMD x86_64 (AMD64))

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/nss-ldapd/libnss-ldapd_0.6.7.1_amd64.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 116262 f994f9e688ce6b97a9dfa4df31fa8fd6

arm architecture (ARM)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/nss-ldapd/libnss-ldapd_0.6.7.1_arm.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 109704 d525a237c689e726bd4d5923d976c936

armel architecture (ARM EABI)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/nss-ldapd/libnss-ldapd_0.6.7.1_armel.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 110092 aae74517ffb749d86835d9562cb08c6c

hppa architecture (HP PA RISC)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/nss-ldapd/libnss-ldapd_0.6.7.1_hppa.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 115350 08874099547bab40079ecaf89230f478

i386 architecture (Intel ia32)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/nss-ldapd/libnss-ldapd_0.6.7.1_i386.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 109212 d8245739c6796420c11ed945f9300cfe

ia64 architecture (Intel ia64)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/nss-ldapd/libnss-ldapd_0.6.7.1_ia64.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 135638 e3e749ec11135fe721a2ee92e2468ae4

mips architecture (MIPS (Big Endian))

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/nss-ldapd/libnss-ldapd_0.6.7.1_mips.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 110722 a06cf2942f801c1f9703e72ec0f8c7d5

mipsel architecture (MIPS (Little Endian))

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/nss-ldapd/libnss-ldapd_0.6.7.1_mipsel.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 109942 dbd6bfe96097c33d55f1913e412e4768

powerpc architecture (PowerPC)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/nss-ldapd/libnss-ldapd_0.6.7.1_powerpc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 117700 25c2aaf21ef3e61c278b2f6349153429

s390 architecture (IBM S/390)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/nss-ldapd/libnss-ldapd_0.6.7.1_s390.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 112830 3e95bd1c614983aafa36a81da5a599b4

sparc architecture (Sun SPARC/UltraSPARC)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/nss-ldapd/libnss-ldapd_0.6.7.1_sparc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 107640 60c23c4f57accb6977019ba18eef3f06


These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
its next update.

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For apt-get: deb http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main
For dpkg-ftp: ftp://security.debian.org/debian-security dists/stable/updates/main
Mailing list: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org
Package info: `apt-cache show lt;pkggt;' and http://packages.debian.org/lt;pkggt;
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