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Re: (ITS#7784) Client stores bindpw in cleartext

ylau@huawei.com wrote:
> Full_Name: Yo Lau
> Version: 2.3.32
> OS: SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10
> URL: ftp://ftp.openldap.org/incoming/
> Submission from: (NULL) (

OpenLDAP 2.3.32 is over 6 years old and long since unsupported.

nss_ldap is not a piece of OpenLDAP software. Contact SuSE for support, this 
ITS will be closed.

> When nss_ldap uses LDAP authentication with binding method, the bindpw stored in
> ldap.conf is clear text.
> However on Solaris NS_LDAP_BINDPASSWD could be stored in encrypted string. There
> is no password obfuscation with nss_ldap.
> So we considered it is a security issue and will affect the result of security
> audit.

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