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[GLSA-200606-17] OpenLDAP: Buffer overflow

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
OpenLDAP: Buffer overflow

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200606-17
(OpenLDAP: Buffer overflow)

slurpd contains a buffer overflow when reading very long hostnames from
the status file.


By injecting an overly long hostname in the status file, a possible hacker
could possibly cause the execution of arbitrary code with the
permissions of the user running slurpd.


There is no known workaround at this time.


All openLDAP users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-nds/openldap-2.3.22"

Network Security Threat Level: Medium

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2006 Michel Arboi

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