GLSA-200808-09 : OpenLDAP: Denial of Service vulnerability

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200808-09
(OpenLDAP: Denial of Service vulnerability)

Cameron Hotchkies discovered an error within the parsing of ASN.1 BER
encoded packets in the 'ber_get_next()' function in

Impact :

A remote unauthenticated attacker can send a specially crafted ASN.1
BER encoded packet which will trigger the error and cause an
'assert()', terminating the 'slapd' daemon.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

Solution :

All OpenLDAP users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-nds/openldap-2.3.43'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 33855 (gentoo_GLSA-200808-09.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-2952