Scientific Linux Security Update : openldap on SL6.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

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 :

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 72276 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2013-4449

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