libpam-ldap -- programming error

2006-11-02T00:00:00
ID DSA-1203
Type debian
Reporter Debian
Modified 2006-11-02T00:00:00

Description

Steve Rigler discovered that the PAM module for authentication against LDAP servers processes PasswordPolicyReponse control messages incorrectly, which might lead to an attacker being able to login into a suspended system account.

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 version 180-1.2.

We recommend that you upgrade your libpam-ldap package.