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PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2006 9:26 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 200611-25 ] OpenLDAP: Denial of Service vulnerability Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: OpenLDAP: Denial of Service vulnerability (GLSA 200611-25)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: remote
Date: November 28, 2006
Bug(s): #154349
ID: 200611-25

Synopsis

A flaw in OpenLDAP allows remote unauthenticated attackers to cause a Denial of Service.

Background

OpenLDAP is a suite of LDAP-related applications and development tools.

Affected Packages

Package: net-nds/openldap
Vulnerable: < 2.3.27-r3
Unaffected: >= 2.3.27-r3
Unaffected: >= 2.2.28-r5 < 2.2.29
Unaffected: >= 2.1.30-r8 < 2.1.31
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

Evgeny Legerov has discovered that the truncation of an incoming authcid longer than 255 characters and ending with a space as the 255th character will lead to an improperly computed name length. This will trigger an assert in the libldap code.

Impact

By sending a BIND request with a specially crafted authcid parameter to an OpenLDAP service, a remote attacker can cause the service to crash.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All OpenLDAP users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "net-nds/openldap"


References

CVE-2006-5779
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