Advisories ยป MGASA-2015-0108

Updated 389-ds-base packages fix security vulnerabilities

Publication date: 14 Mar 2015
Type: security
Affected Mageia releases : 4
CVE: CVE-2014-8105 , CVE-2014-8112


An information disclosure flaw was found in the way the 389 Directory Server
stored information in the Changelog that is exposed via the 'cn=changelog'
LDAP sub-tree. An unauthenticated user could in certain cases use this flaw
to read data from the Changelog, which could include sensitive information
such as plain-text passwords (CVE-2014-8105).

It was found that when the nsslapd-unhashed-pw-switch 389 Directory Server
configuration option was set to "off", it did not prevent the writing of
unhashed passwords into the Changelog. This could potentially allow an
authenticated user able to access the Changelog to read sensitive information