Sun ONE Directory Server LDAP Malformed Packet DoS

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 20888


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: 2006/02/13

Updated: 2018/11/15

Dependencies: 20870

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

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: 2006/05/19

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2006/02/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-0647

BID: 16550