Bug 829933 (CVE-2012-2678) - CVE-2012-2678 rhds/389: plaintext password disclosure flaw
Summary: CVE-2012-2678 rhds/389: plaintext password disclosure flaw
Alias: CVE-2012-2678
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
QA Contact:
Depends On: 829213 830001 830897 835668 835669
Blocks: 829937
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2012-06-07 20:16 UTC by Vincent Danen
Modified: 2019-09-29 12:53 UTC (History)
7 users (show)

Fixed In Version: 389-ds-base
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2013-02-05 22:36:03 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)

System ID Private Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2012:0997 0 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Moderate: 389-ds-base security update 2012-06-20 15:39:25 UTC
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2012:1041 0 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Moderate: redhat-ds-base security update 2012-06-26 21:19:45 UTC

Description Vincent Danen 2012-06-07 20:16:32 UTC
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 15:19:29 UTC
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 17:21:27 UTC
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 18:57:14 UTC
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 22:36:03 UTC
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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