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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2007-5794

Original release date: 11/13/2007
Last revised: 08/10/2011
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

Race condition in nss_ldap, when used in applications that are linked against the pthread library and fork after a call to nss_ldap, might send user data to the wrong process because of improper handling of the LDAP connection. NOTE: this issue was originally reported for Dovecot with the wrong mailboxes being returned, but other applications might also be affected.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 4.3 (MEDIUM) (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information

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External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SR:2008:003
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 28838
Type: Advisory
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1020088
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20080212 FLEA-2008-0003-1 nss_ldap
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200711-33
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2008:049
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2008:0715
External Source: MLIST
Name: [Dovecot] 20050303 hanging imap... and users getting other users' emails!
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 31227
Type: Advisory
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1430
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=198390
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 30352
Type: Advisory
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://support.avaya.com/elmodocs2/security/ASA-2008-332.htm
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://wiki.rpath.com/wiki/Advisories:rPSA-2007-0255
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 28061
Type: Advisory
External Source: XF
Name: nssldap-ldap-race-condition(38505)
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-1913
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=453868
External Source: MLIST
Name: [Dovecot] 20050409 Authentication and the wrong mailbox?
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 31524
Type: Advisory
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10625
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=154314
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 29083
Type: Advisory
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2008:0389
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 27839
Type: Advisory
External Source: MISC
Name: http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=198390
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=367461
External Source: BID
Name: 26452
Type: Patch Information
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 27768
Type: Advisory
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 27670
Type: Advisory

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10625
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

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