Bug 829933 - (CVE-2012-2678) CVE-2012-2678 rhds/389: plaintext password disclosure flaw
CVE-2012-2678 rhds/389: plaintext password disclosure flaw
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 829213 830001 830897 835668 835669
Blocks: 829937
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Reported: 2012-06-07 16:16 EDT by Vincent Danen
Modified: 2013-02-05 17:36 EST (History)
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Fixed In Version: 389-ds-base
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Last Closed: 2013-02-05 17:36:03 EST
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Tracker ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2012:0997 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Moderate: 389-ds-base security update 2012-06-20 11:39:25 EDT
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2012:1041 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Moderate: redhat-ds-base security update 2012-06-26 17:19:45 EDT

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Description Vincent Danen 2012-06-07 16:16:32 EDT
It was reported that, when a user changes their password in Red Hat Directory Server or 389, that the unhashed#user#password attribute (which stores the password in plaintext format, for the purposes of password policy and Windows sync), is available for any authenticed user to view.  Any user who can successfully bind to the directory server can request and view this attribute under certain conditions, without administrative privileges.  This attribute is only exposed in the time between a user changing their password and the directory server being restarted.

This was reported previously as a bug in 389, however the report only indicated that the exposure was to administrator logins, which is not the case.

Comment 2 errata-xmlrpc 2012-06-20 11:19:29 EDT
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

Via RHSA-2012:0997 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2012-0997.html
Comment 3 errata-xmlrpc 2012-06-26 13:21:27 EDT
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  Red Hat Directory Server 8 for RHEL 5

Via RHSA-2012:1041 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2012-1041.html
Comment 4 Vincent Danen 2012-06-26 14:57:14 EDT
Created 389-ds-base tracking bugs for this issue

Affects: fedora-all [bug 835668]
Affects: epel-5 [bug 835669]
Comment 5 Vincent Danen 2013-02-05 17:36:03 EST
This was fixed in 389-ds-base  Fedora 17 currently has and 18 has 1.3.0, so I would consider this fixed.  A patch was included in the EPEL5 package to correct this.

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