Sun ONE Directory Server LDAP Malformed Packet DoS

medium Nessus Plugin ID 20888
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The remote LDAP server is prone to denial of service attacks.


The remote host appears to be running Sun ONE Directory Server, an LDAP directory from Sun.

The version of Sun ONE Directory Server fails to handle certain malformed search requests. A user can leverage this issue to crash not just the LDAP server but also the entire application on the remote host.


Upgrade to Sun ONE Directory Server 5.2patch5.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 20888

File Name: sunone_ldap_dos.nasl

Version: 1.17

Type: remote

Published: 2/13/2006

Updated: 11/15/2018

Dependencies: ldap_detect.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.4


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.9

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 5/19/2006

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/8/2006

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-0647

BID: 16550