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(ITS#6607) forwarded bind failure messages cause success

Full_Name: Matthew Backes
Version: RE24
Submission from: (NULL) (

As noted in


setting up a chain overlay on the frontend and then configuring ppolicy with
ppolicy_forward_updates causes BIND operations with invalid credentials to
return success, apparently from the result of the chain operation.

This is independent of the value of chain-return-error.

WHOAMI reports anonymous after these "successful" BINDs with invalid passwords,
so there is no security compromise within the directory itself, however this has
(as noted in the above email) catastrophic results for external apps trying to
authenticate with BIND.