Bug 830349 - cannot use & in a sasl map search filter
Summary: cannot use & in a sasl map search filter
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: 389-ds-base
Version: 6.4
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: rc
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Assignee: Rich Megginson
QA Contact: Sankar Ramalingam
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2012-06-08 21:43 UTC by Nathan Kinder
Modified: 2013-02-21 08:17 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Fixed In Version: 389-ds-base-
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Cause: Using a compound search filter (with an ampersand "&" character) for the SASL mapping, the "&" was not escaped properly. Consequence: SASL mapping fails to map the SASL identity to a DN, and SASL authentication fails. Fix: check for '&', and don't escape it. Result: mapping succeeds
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2013-02-21 08:17:52 UTC
Target Upstream Version:

Attachments (Terms of Use)

System ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2013:0503 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Moderate: 389-ds-base security, bug fix, and enhancement update 2013-02-21 08:18:44 UTC

Description Nathan Kinder 2012-06-08 21:43:50 UTC
This bug is created as a clone of upstream ticket:

I have a need to use a search filter in SASL mappings where it looks like something
the & is being substituted like \1 as seen with tracing turned on.  I have tried escaping it as \& and \\&.  I can't find any documentation on how the substitution is handled with the filter.  Is it not possible to utilize a normal ldap search filter like this in SASL mappings?

Comment 1 RHEL Product and Program Management 2012-07-10 06:17:57 UTC
This request was not resolved in time for the current release.
Red Hat invites you to ask your support representative to
propose this request, if still desired, for consideration in
the next release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

Comment 2 RHEL Product and Program Management 2012-07-10 23:00:59 UTC
This request was erroneously removed from consideration in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4, which is currently under development.  This request will be evaluated for inclusion in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4.

Comment 3 Ján Rusnačko 2012-08-13 13:25:32 UTC
bug830349 in sasl/sasl-qa.sh

Comment 5 Ján Rusnačko 2012-11-01 13:25:52 UTC

ldapmodify -h $IP -p $PORT -D "cn=directory manager" -w Secret123 <<-EOF 
dn: cn=mymap1,cn=mapping,cn=sasl,cn=config
changetype: add
objectclass: top
objectclass: nsSaslMapping
cn: mymap1
nsSaslMapRegexString: .*
nsSaslMapBaseDNTemplate: ou=TestPeople, o=sasl.com
nsSaslMapFilterTemplate: (|(&(uid=\1)(objectclass=person))(&(uid=\1)(objectclass=inetOrgPerson)))


[jrusnack@dstet 6.0]$ ldapsearch -LLL -h $IP -p $PORT -D "cn=directory manager" -w Secret123 -b "cn=mymap1,cn=mapping,cn=sasl,cn=config" cn
dn: cn=mymap1,cn=mapping,cn=sasl,cn=config
cn: mymap1

[jrusnack@dstet 6.0]$ echo $?

[jrusnack@dstet 6.0]$ rpm -qa  | grep 389-ds-base

Comment 7 errata-xmlrpc 2013-02-21 08:17:52 UTC
Since the problem described in this bug report should be
resolved in a recent advisory, it has been closed with a
resolution of ERRATA.

For information on the advisory, and where to find the updated
files, follow the link below.

If the solution does not work for you, open a new bug report.


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