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Category:   Application (Web Server/CGI)  >   mod_auth_shadow Vendors:   mod-auth-shadow.sourceforge.net
mod_auth_shadow Apache Module Authenticates Expired Passwords
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1008675
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1008675
CVE Reference:   CVE-2004-0041   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Jul 6 2008
Original Entry Date:  Jan 12 2004
Impact:   Host/resource access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  Exploit Included:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 1.4
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in the mod_auth_shadow Apache module. A remote user with previously valid authentication credentials but with an expired password can successfully authenticate.

It is reported that the software does not enforce a user's password expiration status. A remote authenticated user with a previously valid password may be able to authenticate successfully even though the password has expired.

Debian reported that David B Harris discovered this flaw.

Impact:   A remote user can authenticate with a correct but expired password.
Solution:   The vendor has released a fixed version (1.4), available at:

http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=11283&package_id=10508&release_id=208526

Vendor URL:  sourceforge.net/projects/mod-auth-shadow (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Authentication error, State error
Underlying OS:   Linux (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Jan 12 2004 (Debian Issues Fix) mod_auth_shadow Apache Module Authenticates Expired Passwords   (Matt Zimmerman <mdz@debian.org>)
Debian has released a fix.



 Source Message Contents

Date:  Mon, 12 Jan 2004 15:24:26 -0500
Subject:  mod_auth_shadow CVE: CAN-2004-0041


CVE: CAN-2004-0041

Debian reported that David B Harris discovered a flaw in the mod_auth_shadow Apache module.

It is reported that the software does not enforce a user's password expiration status.  A 
remote authenticated user with a previously valid password may be able to authenticate 
successfully even though the password has expired.

The vendor has released a fixed version (1.4), available at:

http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=11283&package_id=10508&release_id=208526



 
 


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