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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2006-5170

pam_ldap in nss_ldap on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, Fedora Core 3 and earlier, and possibly other distributions does not return an error condition when an LDAP directory server responds with a PasswordPolicyResponse control response, which causes the pam_authenticate function to return a success code even if authentication has failed, as originally reported for xscreensaver.
Publish Date : 2006-10-10 Last Update Date : 2010-09-15
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
7.5
Confidentiality Impact Partial (There is considerable informational disclosure.)
Integrity Impact Partial (Modification of some system files or information is possible, but the attacker does not have control over what can be modified, or the scope of what the attacker can affect is limited.)
Availability Impact Partial (There is reduced performance or interruptions in resource availability.)
Access Complexity Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access User
Vulnerability Type(s)
CWE ID CWE id is not defined for this vulnerability

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat moderate 2006-09-21 2006-09-20
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
CVE-2006-5170 oval:org.opensuse.security:def:20065170 unix
pam_ldap in nss_ldap on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, Fedora Core 3 and earlier, and possibly other distributions does not... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10418 unix
RHSA-2006:0719: nss_ldap security update (Moderate) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20060719 unix
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2006-5170

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 OS Redhat Enterprise Linux 4.0 Linux Kernel 2.6.9 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 OS Redhat Fedora Core Core 3.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Redhat Enterprise Linux 1
Redhat Fedora Core 1

- References For CVE-2006-5170

http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2006-0719.html
REDHAT RHSA-2006:0719
http://bugzilla.padl.com/show_bug.cgi?id=291 CONFIRM
http://secunia.com/advisories/22682
SECUNIA 22682
http://secunia.com/advisories/22685
SECUNIA 22685
http://secunia.com/advisories/22694
SECUNIA 22694
http://secunia.com/advisories/22696
SECUNIA 22696
http://secunia.com/advisories/22869
SECUNIA 22869
http://secunia.com/advisories/23132
SECUNIA 23132
http://securitytracker.com/id?1017153
SECTRACK 1017153
http://www.frsirt.com/english/advisories/2006/4319
VUPEN ADV-2006-4319
http://secunia.com/advisories/23428
SECUNIA 23428
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200612-19.xml
GENTOO GLSA-200612-19
http://www.debian.org/security/2006/dsa-1203
DEBIAN DSA-1203
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2006:201
MANDRIVA MDKSA-2006:201
http://www.novell.com/linux/security/advisories/2006_27_sr.html
SUSE SUSE-SR:2006:027
http://www.trustix.org/errata/2006/0061/
TRUSTIX 2006-0061
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/20880
BID 20880 PADL Software Pam_Ldap PasswordPolicyResponse Authentication Bypass Vulnerability Release Date:2007-01-17
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/447859/100/200/threaded
BUGTRAQ 20061005 rPSA-2006-0183-1 nss_ldap
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=207286 CONFIRM
https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-680 CONFIRM

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2006-5170

There are not any metasploit modules related to this CVE entry (Please visit www.metasploit.com for more information)


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