GLSA 200711-33 nss_ldap: Information disclosure
Posted on: 11/26/2007 12:15 AM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - nss_ldap: Information disclosure. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200711-33
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Low
Title: nss_ldap: Information disclosure
Date: November 25, 2007
Bugs: #198390
ID: 200711-33

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Synopsis
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A race condition might lead to theft of user credentials or information
disclosure in services using nss_ldap.

Background
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nss_ldap is a Name Service Switch module which allows 'passwd', 'group'
and 'host' database information to be pulled from LDAP.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 sys-auth/nss_ldap lt; 258 gt;= 258

Description
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Josh Burley reported that nss_ldap does not properly handle the LDAP
connections due to a race condition that can be triggered by
multi-threaded applications using nss_ldap, which might lead to
requested data being returned to a wrong process.

Impact
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Remote attackers could exploit this race condition by sending queries
to a vulnerable server using nss_ldap, possibly leading to theft of
user credentials or information disclosure (e.g. Dovecot returning
wrong mailbox contents).

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All nss_ldap users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=sys-auth/nss_ldap-258"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2007-5794
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-5794

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200711-33.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2007 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5



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