On Sat, Mar 23, 2013 at 12:56 AM, Stefan Seelmann <email@example.com>
On 22.03.2013 14:34, Emmanuel Lécharny wrote:If an attacker knows that super-admin account is not locked then that
> Le 3/22/13 2:25 PM, Kiran Ayyagari a écrit :
>> Hi guys,
>> We have an issue in the server where the admin (uid=admin,ou=system)
>> account can get locked
>> permanently based on the ppolicy configuration to lock accounts .
>> IMO we should allow all user and admin accounts to get locked
>> permanently (again, based on the ppolicy config)
>> except the system's built-in admin account (uid=admin,ou=system). This
>> is just to prevent any abuse involving a
>> regular admin account.
> Let me sum up :
> - any user can be locked permanently
> - admin users may also be locked permanently
> - the super-admin cannot be locked permanently
account is the natural choice for brute force attacks. Maybe we should
distinguish between login/bind attempts from localhost and from remote?
the only mechanism that server has right now is to induce incremental delay(configurable in ppolicy)
after each failure between successive login attempts.