The nss_ldap package contains the nss_ldap and pam_ldap plug-in modules. These modules allow applications to retrieve user/group information and verify user passwords from a directory server. The following security issue was identified in nss_ldap:
The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2007-5794 to this issue.
More information about these vulnerabilities can be found in the security advisory issued by RedHat Linux:
|Product:||Affected Version(s):||Risk Level:||Actions:|
|Avaya Communication Manager||CM 4.x and later with server configured for ldap authentication||Low||See recommended actions below. This issue will be addressed in accordance with Avaya's Product Security Vulnerability Response Policy|
|Avaya Messaging Storage Server||MSS 3.x||Low||See recommended actions below. This issue will be addressed in accordance with Avaya's Product Security Vulnerability Response Policy|
|Avaya Message Networking||MN 3.1||Low||See recommended actions below. This issue will be addressed in accordance with Avaya's Product Security Vulnerability Response Policy|
|Avaya SIP Enablement Services||SES 5.0 and later||Low|
|Avaya Proactive Contact||PC 4.0||Low|
|Avaya AES||AES 4.2.1 and earlier||Low|
For all vulnerable system products, Avaya recommends that customers restrict local and network access to the server. This restriction should be enforced through the use of physical security, firewalls, ACLs, VPNs, and other generally-accepted networking practices until such time as an update becomes available and can be installed.
Avaya software-only products operate on general-purpose operating systems. Occasionally vulnerabilities may be discovered in the underlying operating system or applications that come with the operating system. These vulnerabilities often do not impact the software-only product directly but may threaten the integrity of the underlying platform.
In the case of this advisory Avaya software-only products are not affected by the vulnerability directly but the underlying Linux platform may be. Customers should determine on which Linux operating system the product was installed and then follow that vendor's guidance.
|CVLAN||Depending on the Operating System provided by customers, the affected package may be installed on the underlying Operating System supporting the CVLAN application.|
|Avaya Integrated Management Suite (IMS)||Depending on the Operating System provided by customers, the affected package may be installed on the underlying Operating System supporting the IMS application.|
|Voice Portal||Depending on the Operating System provided by customers, the affected package may be installed on the underlying Operating System supporting the Voice Portal application.|
In the event that the affected package is installed, Avaya recommends that customers follow recommended actions supplied by RedHat Linux.
Additional information may also be available via the Avaya support website and through your Avaya account representative. Please contact your Avaya product support representative, or dial 1-800-242-2121, with any questions.
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V 1.0 - August 14, 2008 - Initial Statement issued.
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