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[GLSA-200611-25] OpenLDAP: Denial of Service vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
OpenLDAP: Denial of Service vulnerability

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200611-25
(OpenLDAP: Denial of Service vulnerability)


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.

References:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-5779


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


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2006 Michel Arboi

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