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: $Revision: 1.14 $

Type: remote

Published: 2006/02/14

Modified: 2011/06/02

Dependencies: 20870

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:U/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:ibm:tivoli_directory_server

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2006/02/11

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-0717

BID: 16593

OSVDB: 23089