Scientific Linux Security Update : 389-ds-base on SL7.x x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

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

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.

- 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.

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 :

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 95832 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-4992

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