Oracle Linux 7 : 389-ds-base (ELSA-2016-2594)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2016:2594 :

An update for 389-ds-base is now available for Red Hat Enterprise
Linux 7.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security
impact of Moderate. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base
score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each
vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section.

389 Directory Server is an LDAP version 3 (LDAPv3) compliant server.
The base packages include the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol
(LDAP) server and command-line utilities for server administration.

The following packages have been upgraded to a newer upstream version:
389-ds-base ( (BZ#1270020)

Security Fix(es) :

* It was found that 389 Directory Server was vulnerable to a flaw in
which the default ACI (Access Control Instructions) could be read by
an anonymous user. This could lead to leakage of sensitive
information. (CVE-2016-5416)

* An information disclosure flaw was found in 389 Directory Server. A
user with no access to objects in certain LDAP sub-tree could send
LDAP ADD operations with a specific object name. The error message
returned to the user was different based on whether the target object
existed or not. (CVE-2016-4992)

* It was found that 389 Directory Server was vulnerable to a remote
password disclosure via timing attack. A remote attacker could
possibly use this flaw to retrieve directory server password after
many tries. (CVE-2016-5405)

The CVE-2016-5416 issue was discovered by Viktor Ashirov (Red Hat);
the CVE-2016-4992 issue was discovered by Petr Spacek (Red Hat) and
Martin Basti (Red Hat); and the CVE-2016-5405 issue was discovered by
William Brown (Red Hat).

Additional Changes :

For detailed information on changes in this release, see the Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 7.3 Release Notes linked from the References section.

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected 389-ds-base packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.8
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 94714 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-4992

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