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Date: Wed, 6 Jun 2012 08:04:44 +0300
From: Henri Salo <henri@...v.fi>
To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com
Subject: Re: CVE request: openldap does not honor
 TLSCipherSuite configuration option

On Tue, Jun 05, 2012 at 03:54:02PM -0600, Vincent Danen wrote:
> Could a CVE be assigned to this issue?
> 
> It was reported that OpenLDAP, when using the Mozilla NSS backend, would
> ignore any TLSCipherSuite configuration settings.  When the
> TLSCipherSuite setting is configured, OpenLDAP would use the default
> cipher suite, ignoring the setting.
> 
> While the default cipher suite contains some weak ciphers (e.g.
> MD5-based), it is still not easy to break the encryption to obtain
> sensitive information.  However, if an administrator wishes to enforce
> the use of stronger ciphers by overriding the defaults using
> TLSCipherSuite, they should be able to trust that, when the
> configuration items is in place, the stronger ciphers are used.  Due to
> this flaw, that is not the case.
> 
> References:
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=825875
> http://www.openldap.org/its/index.cgi?findid=7285
> http://www.openldap.org/devel/gitweb.cgi?p=openldap.git;a=commit;h=2c2bb2e
> 
> 
> Thanks.
> 
> -- 
> Vincent Danen / Red Hat Security Response Team

Reported to Debian: http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=676309

- Henri Salo

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