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[DSA1203] DSA-1203-1 libpam-ldap Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
Steve Rigler discovered that the PAM module for authentication against
LDAP servers processes PasswordPolicyReponse control messages incorrectly,
which might lead to a possible hacker being able to login into a suspended
For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in
version 178-1sarge3. Due to technical problems with the security
buildd infrastructure this update lacks a build for the Sun Sparc
architecture. It will be released as soon as the problems are resolved.
For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
We recommend that you upgrade your libpam-ldap package.
Solution : http://www.debian.org/security/2006/dsa-1203
Threat Level: High
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