Improper Certificate Validation
A flaw was found in RHDS 11 and RHDS 12. While browsing entries LDAP tries to decode the "userPassword" attribute instead of the "userCertificate" attribute which could lead to sensitive information being leaked. An attacker with a local account where the cockpit-389-ds is running can list the processes and display the hashed passwords. This vulnerability affects all versions of the 389-ds-base package. The highest threat from this vulnerability is data confidentiality.
CWE-295 - Improper Certificate Validation
The authenticity component of a web system stems from the ability to validate “Digital certificates”, which (i) establish trust between two or more entities sharing data over a network; (ii) ensure data at rest and transit is secure from unauthorized access; and (iii) check the identity of the actors that interact with the system. An application with absent or ineffective certificate validation mechanisms allows malicious users, impersonating trusted hosts, to manipulate the communication path between the client and the host, resulting in unauthorized access to data and to the application’s internal environment, and potentially enabling man-in-the-middle attacks.