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625189: CVE-2010-2940 sssd: allows null password entry to authenticate against LDAP

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The auth_send function in providers/ldap/ldap_auth.c in System Security Services Daemon (SSSD) 1.3.0, when LDAP authentication and anonymous bind are enabled, allows remote attackers to bypass the authentication requirements of pam_authenticate via an empty password.

Find out more about CVE-2010-2940 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v2 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

Base Score 7.5
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Low
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact Partial
Availability Impact Partial

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Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 sssd Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 sssd Affected


Red Hat would like to thank Ted Brunell for reporting this issue.