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The LDAP security hole in Mac OSX Lion


Quite a few operating systems are guilty of it and Apple‘s OSX Lion has not escaped it. According to this article I read in The Register, Mac OSX Lion will blindly accept any LDAP password. LDAP, which stands for Lightweight Directory Access Protocol, is like a telephone book with all kinds of records in it. If you own the LDAP server, you can get pretty much anything as it is like a master directory of information. Seems that earlier versions of OSX are OK but upgrades to OSX Lion have this issue. Well, hope it is patched soon.

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