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nss_ldap Race Condition Security Issue

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Release Date:  2007-11-15    Views:  10,769

Secunia Advisory SA27670

Where:

From remote

Impact:

Manipulation of data

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

Software:

CVE Reference(s):

Description


A security issue has been reported in nss_ldap, which can be exploited by malicious people to manipulate certain data.

The security issue is caused due to the library improperly handling calls made from applications, which are linked against the pthreads library and fork after the call to an nss_ldap function. This can be exploited to return wrong data to a process via the shared LDAP connection.

The security issue is reported in versions prior to 259.


Solution:
Update to version 259.

Further details available to Secunia VIM customers

Provided and/or discovered by:
Originally reported as a Dovecot issue by Josh Burley.

Original Advisory:
http://www.dovecot.org/list/dovecot/2005-March/006345.html
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=367461

Deep Links:
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