apache2 mod_authnz_ldap fails on passwords with special characters

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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 Service Pack 1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 Service Pack 4


When using special characters in passwords, the apache2 module mod_authnz_ldap may fail with:
[Fri Oct 28 15:42:50 2011] [warn] [client ::1] [26934] auth_ldap authenticate:
user test authentication failed; URI /LDAPauth/ [ldap_simple_bind_s() to check
user credentials failed][Invalid credentials]
[Fri Oct 28 15:42:50 2011] [error] [client ::1] user test: authentication
failure for "/LDAPauth/": Password Mismatch


Please update to apache2-2.2.3-16.42.2 or later.


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  • Document ID:7009666
  • Creation Date: 31-Oct-2011
  • Modified Date:28-Sep-2022
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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