Debian DLA-1526-1 : 389-ds-base security update

High Nessus Plugin ID 117836

Synopsis

The remote Debian host is missing a security update.

Description

It was discovered that the emergency logging system in 389-ds-base (the 389 Directory Server) is affected by a race condition caused by the invalidation of the concurrently used log file file descriptor without proper locking. This issue might be triggered by remote attackers to cause DoS (crash) and any other undefined behavior.

For Debian 8 'Jessie', this problem has been fixed in version 1.3.3.5-4+deb8u3.

We recommend that you upgrade your 389-ds-base packages.

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

Solution

Upgrade the affected packages.

See Also

https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2018/09/msg00037.html

https://packages.debian.org/source/jessie/389-ds-base

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 117836

File Name: debian_DLA-1526.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/10/01

Modified: 2018/10/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:389-ds, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:389-ds-base, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:389-ds-base-dbg, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:389-ds-base-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:389-ds-base-libs, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:389-ds-base-libs-dbg, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:8.0

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

Patch Publication Date: 2018/09/29

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-14624