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Mac OS X Lion LDAP Glitch, Still Unfixed

Written on August 26, 2011 by Japhet Writ

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Mac OS X Lion's bug is still at large. Oh no!

While ’s iconic leader has left the building, the month-old apparently hasn’t. Reports has it that a enabling users to authenticate without a password has not been fixed by the company yet. Identified late last month, the or is commonly used in business IT environments. It access such directories as corporate email lists.

H-Online said that Apple was successful in replicating the Mac OS X Lion bug. However, some users are reporting that they can still launch LDAP sessions with just a valid username alone. Others who attempt to resolve the issue have led to LDAP authentication being broken entirely. According to H-Online, the only solution for the glitch – though it is not much of one – is to “deactivate LDAP authentication for critical services.”

InfoWorld’s Ted Samson believes that Apple’s sluggish response to fix the bug may be due to the fact that LDAP is not a default setting for Mac OS X Lion. Regardless, the Cupertino-based company is definitely feeling in heat because of their vulnerabilities being targeted by cyber criminals.

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