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

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 117836


The remote Debian host is missing a security update.


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

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.


Upgrade the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 117836

File Name: debian_DLA-1526.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/10/01

Updated: 2018/11/15

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.5

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

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