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From Rohit Yadav <>
Subject Re: [CVE-2014-7807] Apache CloudStack unauthenticated LDAP binds
Date Tue, 09 Dec 2014 09:39:23 GMT
ShapeBlue has created a patch that fixes this issue for Apache CloudStack 4.3.1 users, it available
from their “main” deb/rpm repository. ShapeBlue has also published Apache CloudStack 4.4.2
debs/rpms on their main and upstream repositories.

Release notes:
Source tag 4.3.1-shapeblue-02:


> On 09-Dec-2014, at 1:41 am, John Kinsella <> wrote:
> Hash: SHA512
> CVE-2014-7807: Apache CloudStack unauthenticated LDAP binds
> 7.5, AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
> Vendors:
> The Apache Software Foundation
> Citrix, Inc.
> Versions Afffected:
> Apache CloudStack 4.3, 4.4
> Description:
> Apache CloudStack may be configured to authenticate LDAP users.
> When so configured, it performs a simple LDAP bind with the name
> and password provided by a user.  Simple LDAP binds are defined
> with three mechanisms (RFC 4513): 1) username and password; 2)
> unauthenticated if only a username is specified; and 3) anonymous
> if neither username or password is specified.  Currently, Apache
> CloudStack does not check if the password was provided which could
> allow an attacker to bind as an unauthenticated user.
> Mitigation:
> Users of Apache CloudStack 4.4 and derivatives should update to the
> latest version (4.4.2)
> An updated release for Apache CloudStack 4.3.2 is in testing. Until
> that is released, we recommend following the mitigation below:
> By default, many LDAP servers are not configured to allow unauthenticated
> binds.  If the LDAP server in use allow this behaviour, a potential
> interim solution would be to consider disabling unauthenticated
> binds.
> Credit:
> This issue was identified by the Citrix Security Team.
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Rohit Yadav
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