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Mandrake Linux Advisory: pam_ldap

Sep 03, 2003, 20:14 (0 Talkback[s])

Mandrake Linux Security Update Advisory

Package name: pam_ldap
Advisory ID: MDKSA-2003:088
Date: September 2nd, 2003
Affected versions: 9.1

Problem Description:

A bug was fixed in pam_ldap 162 with the pam_filter mechanism which is commonly used for host-based access restriction in environments using LDAP for authentication. Mandrake Linux 9.1 provided pam_ldap 161 which had this problem and as a result, systems relying on pam_filter for host-based access restriction would allow any user, regardless of the host attribute associated with their account, to log into the system. All users who use LDAP-based authentication are encouraged to upgrade immediately.


Updated Packages:

Mandrake Linux 9.1:
d02470a4054c4172e3d5cad24e6edf00 9.1/RPMS/nss_ldap-207-1.1mdk.i586.rpm
8604487f7ec6342d9c5c3e0ba81fbbea 9.1/RPMS/pam_ldap-164-1.1mdk.i586.rpm
501d4588893ef392de909003094fa7bd 9.1/SRPMS/nss_ldap-207-1.1mdk.src.rpm

Mandrake Linux 9.1/PPC:
6877e2f9a684bb4bb411fb8392278a40 ppc/9.1/RPMS/nss_ldap-207-1.1mdk.ppc.rpm
76281fc9940fad0d56436056223f6b88 ppc/9.1/RPMS/pam_ldap-164-1.1mdk.ppc.rpm
501d4588893ef392de909003094fa7bd ppc/9.1/SRPMS/nss_ldap-207-1.1mdk.src.rpm

Bug IDs fixed (see https://qa.mandrakesoft.com for more information):

To upgrade automatically, use MandrakeUpdate or urpmi. The verification of md5 checksums and GPG signatures is performed automatically for you.

A list of FTP mirrors can be obtained from:


All packages are signed by MandrakeSoft for security. You can obtain the GPG public key of the Mandrake Linux Security Team by executing:

gpg --recv-keys --keyserver www.mandrakesecure.net 0x22458A98

Please be aware that sometimes it takes the mirrors a few hours to update.

You can view other update advisories for Mandrake Linux at:


MandrakeSoft has several security-related mailing list services that anyone can subscribe to. Information on these lists can be obtained by visiting:


If you want to report vulnerabilities, please contact


Type Bits/KeyID Date User ID
pub 1024D/22458A98 2000-07-10 Linux Mandrake Security Team <security linux-mandrake.com>