Bug 491623 - nss_ldap: LDAP service configuration file shipped with world readable permissions
nss_ldap: LDAP service configuration file shipped with world readable permiss...
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Red Hat Product Security
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Reported: 2009-03-23 07:57 EDT by Jan Lieskovsky
Modified: 2009-03-24 14:00 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-03-24 14:00:04 EDT
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Description Jan Lieskovsky 2009-03-23 07:57:07 EDT
A security flaw was found in the way openldap and nss_ldap packages
used to set up permissions for the configuration files for the LDAP service.
An attacker could use this flaw to access potentially sensitive information,
which should be otherwise protected.
Comment 17 Vincent Danen 2009-03-23 18:13:12 EDT
Note the Debian bug report is referring to nss-ldapd which is a fork of nss_ldap and behaves quite differently.  We do not ship nss-ldapd with any products.
Comment 22 Vincent Danen 2009-03-24 14:00:04 EDT
In nss_ldap, /etc/ldap.conf typically needs to be accessible to non-privileged users for various programs to operate correctly. In the case of non-standard or exceptional configuration scenarios, users may change permissions when needed and implement required mechanisms to 'make things work', but there is currently no plan to change permissions on this file by default.

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