389 Directory Server up to 1.2.7 do_search access control

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A vulnerability was found in 389 Directory Server up to 1.2.7 (Directory Service Software) and classified as problematic. Affected by this issue is the function do_search. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a access control vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-264. Impacted is confidentiality. CVE summarizes:

The do_search function in ldap/servers/slapd/search.c in 389 Directory Server 1.2.x before and 1.3.x before does not properly restrict access to entries when the nsslapd-allow-anonymous-access configuration is set to rootdse and the BASE search scope is used, which allows remote attackers to obtain sensitive information outside of the rootDSE via a crafted LDAP search.

The weakness was presented 05/13/2013 by Martin with Red Hat as confirmed git commit (GIT Repository). The advisory is shared for download at git.fedorahosted.org. This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2013-1897 since 02/19/2013. The exploitation is known to be difficult. The attack may be launched remotely. No form of authentication is required for exploitation. There are known technical details, but no exploit is available. The MITRE ATT&CK project declares the attack technique as T1068.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 69743 (Amazon Linux AMI : 389-ds-base (ALAS-2013-184)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Amazon Linux Local Security Checks.

Upgrading to version 1.2.8 eliminates this vulnerability. Applying a patch is able to eliminate this problem. The bugfix is ready for download at git.fedorahosted.org. The best possible mitigation is suggested to be patching the affected component.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (83598) and Tenable (69743).





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Class: Access control
CWE: CWE-264
ATT&CK: T1068

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Nessus ID: 69743
Nessus Name: Amazon Linux AMI : 389-ds-base (ALAS-2013-184)
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OpenVAS ID: 881716
OpenVAS Name: CentOS Update for 389-ds-base CESA-2013:0742 centos6
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Upgrade: 389 Directory Server 1.2.8
Patch: git.fedorahosted.org


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Advisory: RHSA-2013:0742
Researcher: Martin
Organization: Red Hat
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2013-1897 (🔍)

X-Force: 83598
Vulnerability Center: 39271 - 389 Directory Server Remote Security Bypass Vulnerability - CVE-2013-1897, Medium
SecurityFocus: 59026 - 389 Directory Server CVE-2013-1897 Information Disclosure Vulnerability


Created: 03/24/2015 03:54 PM
Updated: 01/02/2022 05:28 PM
Changes: 03/24/2015 03:54 PM (69), 04/27/2017 05:17 PM (6), 01/02/2022 05:13 PM (3), 01/02/2022 05:21 PM (1), 01/02/2022 05:28 PM (2)
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