IBM Tivoli Directory Server LDAP Packet Handling DoS

medium Nessus Plugin ID 20903


The remote LDAP server is prone to denial of service attacks.


The remote host appears to be running IBM Tivoli Directory Server, an LDAP directory from IBM.

The version of IBM Tivoli Directory Server fails to handle certain malformed search requests. A user can leverage this issue to crash the LDAP server.


Apply the appropriate fix pack listed in the vendor support documents referenced above.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 20903

File Name: tivoli_ldap_dn_length_dos.nasl

Version: 1.17

Type: remote

Published: 2/14/2006

Updated: 4/11/2022

Configuration: Enable thorough checks

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.5


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.9

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:ibm:tivoli_directory_server

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/11/2006

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-0717

BID: 16593