Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 16.10 / 17.04 : openldap vulnerability (USN-3307-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 100591


The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.


Karsten Heymann discovered that OpenLDAP incorrectly handled certain search requests. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause slapd to crash, resulting in a denial of service.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected slapd package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 100591

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3307-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/06/02

Modified: 2018/01/30

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4

Temporal Score: 3.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:N/I:N/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND


Base Score: 6.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:slapd, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:17.04

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/06/01

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-9287

OSVDB: 158188

USN: 3307-1