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Fedora Commons Empty LDAP Passwords Authentication Bypass

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Release Date:  2007-08-14    Last Update:  2007-08-16    Views:  8,418

Secunia Advisory SA26445

Where:

From remote

Impact:

Security Bypass

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

CVE Reference(s):

Description


Bill Niebel has reported a vulnerability in Fedora Commons, which can be exploited by malicious people to bypass certain security restrictions.

The vulnerability is caused due to an error when binding to an LDAP server with an empty password. Depending on the LDAP implementation used, this can be exploited to bypass the authentication mechanism.

The vulnerability is reported in versions prior to 2.2.1.


Solution:
Update to version 2.2.1.

Provided and/or discovered by:
Bill Niebel

Original Advisory:
http://sourceforge.net/project/shownotes.php?release_id=531870

http://sourceforge.net/tracker/index.php?func=detail&aid=1731608&group_id=177054&atid=879703

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