Ubuntu 5.04 / 5.10 / 6.06 LTS : openldap2, openldap2.2 vulnerability (USN-305-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 27880
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionWhen processing overly long host names in OpenLDAP's slurpd replication server, a buffer overflow caused slurpd to crash.
If an attacker manages to inject a specially crafted host name into slurpd, this might also be exploited to execute arbitrary code with slurpd's privileges; however, since slurpd is usually set up to replicate only trusted machines, this should not be exploitable in normal cases.
Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.