DescriptionA flaw was found in 389-ds-base. If an asterisk is imported as password hashes, either accidentally or maliciously, then instead of being inactive, any password will successfully match during authentication. This flaw allows an attacker to successfully authenticate as a user whose password was disabled.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub advisories/code/issues, web search, more)
Debian Bugs991405

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
389-ds-base (PTS)buster1.4.0.21-1vulnerable
bookworm, sid2.0.15-1.1fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs


[bullseye] - 389-ds-base <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[buster] - 389-ds-base <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[stretch] - 389-ds-base <no-dsa> (Minor issue) (master) (1.4.4.x)

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