Debian Security Advisory

DLA-1483-1 389-ds-base -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
30 Aug 2018
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 906985.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2018-10871, CVE-2018-10935.
More information:
  • CVE-2018-10871

    By default nsslapd-unhashed-pw-switch was set to on. So a copy of the unhashed password was kept in modifiers and was possibly logged in changelog and retroCL.

    Unless it is used by some plugin it does not require to keep unhashed passwords. The nsslapd-unhashed-pw-switch option is now off by default.

  • CVE-2018-10935

    It was discovered that any authenticated user doing a search using ldapsearch with extended controls for server side sorting could bring down the LDAP server itself.

    The fix is to check if we are able to index the provided value. If we are not, then slapd_qsort returns an error (LDAP_OPERATION_ERROR).

For Debian 8 Jessie, these problems have been fixed in version

We recommend that you upgrade your 389-ds-base packages.

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