Debian DSA-1430-1 : libnss-ldap - denial of service

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 29338


The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


It was reported that a race condition exists in libnss-ldap, an NSS module for using LDAP as a naming service, which could cause denial of service attacks if applications use pthreads.

This problem was spotted in the dovecot IMAP/POP server but potentially affects more programs.


Upgrade the libnss-ldap package.

For the old stable distribution (sarge), this problem has been fixed in version 238-1sarge1.

For the stable distribution (etch), this problem has been fixed in version 251-7.5etch1.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 29338

File Name: debian_DSA-1430.nasl

Version: 1.17

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/12/12

Updated: 2019/08/02

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libnss-ldap, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:3.1, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:4.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Patch Publication Date: 2007/12/11

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-5794

DSA: 1430

CWE: 362