FreeIPA up to 4.1.1 Two-factor Authentication access control

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A vulnerability, which was classified as critical, has been found in FreeIPA up to 4.1.1 (Directory Service Software). Affected by this issue is an unknown functionality of the component Two-factor Authentication. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a access control vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-264. Impacted is integrity. CVE summarizes:

FreeIPA 4.0.x before 4.0.5 and 4.1.x before 4.1.1, when 2FA is enabled, allows remote attackers to bypass the password requirement of the two-factor authentication leveraging an enabled OTP token, which triggers an anonymous bind.

The weakness was published 11/19/2014 (Website). The advisory is shared for download at This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2014-7828 since 10/03/2014. The attack may be launched remotely. The successful exploitation needs a simple authentication. There are neither technical details nor an exploit publicly available. The MITRE ATT&CK project declares the attack technique as T1068.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 79078 (Fedora 21 : freeipa-4.1.1-1.fc21 / slapi-nis-0.54.1-1.fc21 (2014-14427)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Fedora Local Security Checks.

Upgrading to version 4.1.1 eliminates this vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (98500), Tenable (79078), SecurityFocus (BID 70932†) and Vulnerability Center (SBV-47284†). Similar entries are available at VDB-69847, VDB-116933, VDB-134651 and VDB-139161.





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Class: Access control
CWE: CWE-264

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 79078
Nessus Name: Fedora 21 : freeipa-4.1.1-1.fc21 / slapi-nis-0.54.1-1.fc21 (2014-14427)
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Upgrade: FreeIPA 4.1.1


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Advisory: 4690
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CVE: CVE-2014-7828 (🔍)
X-Force: 98500
SecurityFocus: 70932 - FreeIPA CVE-2014-7828 Remote Security Weakness
Vulnerability Center: 47284 - FreeIPA 4.0 and 4.1 Remote Security Bypass via an Anonymous Bind, Low

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Created: 03/27/2015 02:56 PM
Updated: 04/04/2022 09:36 AM
Changes: 03/27/2015 02:56 PM (61), 06/13/2017 08:33 AM (5), 04/04/2022 09:36 AM (4)
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