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Re: (ITS#6249) Feature request: Password Modify ext. op. and anonymous LDAP connection

Michael Ströder wrote:
> hyc@symas.com wrote:
>> michael@stroeder.com wrote:
>>> Full_Name: Michael Ströder
>>> Version: HEAD
>>> OS:
>>> URL:
>>> Submission from: (NULL) (
>>> I'd like to request that a Password Modify ext. op. request should succeed on a
>>> LDAP connection as anonymous if the LDAP client provides the correct old
>>> password.
>>> E.g. OpenDS implements it like this and it makes sense to me regarding a user
>>> setting a new password in case of an expired password.
>> Adding this feature would open up the pwdModify exop as a mechanism for
>> password guessing attacks.
> There could be still the bad password counter in effect just like when
> processing bind requests.

But there is no corresponding lockout action to take when a maxfailure limit 
is reached. I.e., it is impossible to lockout "anonymous". You thus open a 
security hole that cannot be closed.

Again - No.

   -- Howard Chu
   CTO, Symas Corp.           http://www.symas.com
   Director, Highland Sun     http://highlandsun.com/hyc/
   Chief Architect, OpenLDAP  http://www.openldap.org/project/