Scientific Linux Security Update : 389-ds-base on SL6.x i386/x86_64

This script is Copyright (C) 2012 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

The 389 Directory Server is an LDAPv3 compliant server. The base
packages include the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP)
server and command-line utilities for server administration.

A flaw was found in the way the 389 Directory Server daemon (ns-slapd)
handled access control instructions (ACIs) using certificate groups.
If an LDAP user that had a certificate group defined attempted to bind
to the directory server, it would cause ns-slapd to enter an infinite
loop and consume an excessive amount of CPU time. (CVE-2012-0833)

These updated 389-ds-base packages also include numerous bug fixes and
enhancements.

Users are advised to upgrade to these updated 389-ds-base packages,
which resolve these issues and add these enhancements. After
installing this update, the 389 server service will be restarted
automatically.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?ccb84a51

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.3
(CVSS2#AV:A/AC:M/Au:S/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 61335 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-0833