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[GLSA-200612-19] pam_ldap: Authentication bypass vulnerability Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
pam_ldap: Authentication bypass vulnerability
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200612-19
(pam_ldap: Authentication bypass vulnerability)
Steve Rigler discovered that pam_ldap does not correctly handle
"PasswordPolicyResponse" control responses from an LDAP directory. This
causes the pam_authenticate() function to always succeed, even if the
previous authentication failed.
A locked user may exploit this vulnerability to bypass the LDAP
authentication mechanism, possibly gaining unauthorized access to the
There is no known workaround at this time.
All pam_ldap users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=sys-auth/pam_ldap-183"
Threat Level: Low
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