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Date: Wed, 6 Jun 2012 08:04:44 +0300
From: Henri Salo <>
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:
> Thanks.
> -- 
> Vincent Danen / Red Hat Security Response Team

Reported to Debian:

- Henri Salo

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