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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   nss_ldap Vendors:   PADL Software Pty Ltd
nss_ldap May Disclose Information on the Wrong User Request
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1020088
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1020088
CVE Reference:   CVE-2007-5794   (Links to External Site)
Date:  May 22 2008
Impact:   Disclosure of user information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in nss_ldap. A remote user may be able to obtain information intended for another LDAP user request.

A remote user may be able to exploit a race condition in nss_ldap in the processing of LDAP connection to cause the service to return information to the wrong requesting process.

[Editor's note: This was originally reported in March 2005 as pertaining to Dovecot.]

Josh Burley reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user may be able to obtain information intended for another LDAP user request.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix.
Vendor URL:  www.padl.com/OSS/nss_ldap.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error, State error
Underlying OS:   Linux (Any), UNIX (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
May 22 2008 (Red Hat Issues Fix) nss_ldap May Disclose Information on the Wrong User Request   (bugzilla@redhat.com)
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
Jul 24 2008 (Red Hat Issues Fix) nss_ldap May Disclose Information on the Wrong User Request   (bugzilla@redhat.com)
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.



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