Debian: New ldapscripts packages fix information disclosure

    Date15 Mar 2008
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Don Armstrong discovered that ldapscripts, a suite of tools to manipulate user accounts in LDAP, sends the password as a command line argument when calling LDAP programs, which may allow a local attacker to read this password from the process listing.
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-1517-1                  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                          Thijs Kinkhorst
    March 15, 2008                        http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : ldapscripts
    Vulnerability  : programming error
    Problem type   : local
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE Id(s)      : CVE-2007-5373 
    Debian Bug     : 445582
    
    Don Armstrong discovered that ldapscripts, a suite of tools to manipulate
    user accounts in LDAP, sends the password as a command line argument when
    calling LDAP programs, which may allow a local attacker to read this password
    from the process listing.
    
    For the stable distribution (etch), this problem has been fixed in version
    1.4-2etch1.
    
    The old stable distribution (sarge) does not contain an ldapscripts package.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in version
    1.7.1-2.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your ldapscripts package.
    
    Upgrade instructions
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    wget url
            will fetch the file for you
    dpkg -i file.deb
            will install the referenced file.
    
    If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
    sources.list as given below:
    
    apt-get update
            will update the internal database
    apt-get upgrade
            will install corrected packages
    
    You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
    footer to the proper configuration.
    
    
    Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 alias etch
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    Source archives:
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/ldapscripts/ldapscripts_1.4.orig.tar.gz
        Size/MD5 checksum:    18812 3e063297a5188922803a451cdbf7dd61
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/ldapscripts/ldapscripts_1.4-2etch1.diff.gz
        Size/MD5 checksum:     8429 4d4fd01f12940bf2272cf9b2a27e34c5
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/ldapscripts/ldapscripts_1.4-2etch1.dsc
        Size/MD5 checksum:      883 dabe3144f01910f1f055a2a6d9b63148
    
    Architecture independent packages:
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/ldapscripts/ldapscripts_1.4-2etch1_all.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:    28482 52a069bdb720fb9d9897f96dbc150c8a
    
    
      These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
      its next update.
    
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