This script is Copyright (C) 2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
A denial of service flaw was found in the way the OpenLDAP server
daemon (slapd) performed reference counting when using the rwm
(rewrite/remap) overlay. A remote attacker able to query the OpenLDAP
server could use this flaw to crash the server by immediately
unbinding from the server after sending a search request.
This update also fixes the following bug :
- Previously, OpenLDAP did not properly handle a number of
simultaneous updates. As a consequence, sending a number
of parallel update requests to the server could cause a
deadlock. With this update, a superfluous locking
mechanism causing the deadlock has been removed, thus
fixing the bug.
See also :
Update the affected packages.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3