CVE Vulnerabilities

CVE-2017-11501

Improper Certificate Validation

Published: Jul 20, 2017 | Modified: May 10, 2019
CVSS 3.x
5.9
MEDIUM
Source:
NVD
CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:H/A:N
CVSS 2.x
4.3 MEDIUM
AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N
RedHat/V2
RedHat/V3
Ubuntu

NixOS 17.03 and earlier has an unintended default absence of SSL Certificate Validation for LDAP. The users.ldap NixOS module implements user authentication against LDAP servers via a PAM module. It was found that if TLS is enabled to connect to the LDAP server with users.ldap.useTLS, peer verification will be unconditionally disabled in /etc/ldap.conf.

Weakness

The software does not validate, or incorrectly validates, a certificate.

Affected Software

Name Vendor Start Version End Version
Nixos Nixos_project * 17.03

Potential Mitigations

References