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

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

An information disclosure flaw was found in the way the 389 Directory
Server stored information in the Changelog that is exposed via the
'cn=changelog' LDAP sub-tree. An unauthenticated user could in certain
cases use this flaw to read data from the Changelog, which could
include sensitive information such as plain-text passwords.

This update also fixes the following bugs :

- In multi-master replication (MMR), deleting a
single-valued attribute of a Directory Server (DS) entry
was previously in some cases not correctly replicated.
Consequently, the entry state in the replica systems did
not reflect the intended changes. This bug has been
fixed and the removal of a single-valued attribute is
now properly replicated.

- Prior to this update, the Directory Server (DS) always
checked the ACI syntax. As a consequence, removing an
ACI failed with a syntax error. With this update, the
ACI check is stopped when the ACI is going to be
removed, and the removal thus works as expected.

In addition, this update adds the following enhancement :

- The buffer size limit for the 389-ds-base application
has been increased to 2MB in order to match the buffer
size limit of Simple Authentication and Security Layer
(SASL) and Basic Encoding Rules (BER).

After installing this update, the 389 server service will be restarted

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 81751 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2014-8105

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