RHEL 4 / 5 : openldap (RHSA-2008:0110)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 31159


The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.


Updated openldap packages that fix security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.

This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

OpenLDAP is an open source suite of Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) applications and development tools. LDAP is a set of protocols for accessing directory services.

These updated openldap packages fix a flaw in the way the OpenLDAP slapd daemon handled modify and modrdn requests with NOOP control on objects stored in a Berkeley DB (BDB) storage backend. An authenticated attacker with permission to perform modify or modrdn operations on such LDAP objects could cause slapd to crash.
(CVE-2007-6698, CVE-2008-0658)

Users of openldap should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to correct this issue.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 31159

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2008-0110.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.19 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2008/02/25

Modified: 2017/01/03

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4

Temporal Score: 3.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:compat-openldap, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:openldap, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:openldap-clients, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:openldap-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:openldap-servers, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:openldap-servers-sql, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4.6, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5.1

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list, Host/cpu

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2008/02/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-6698, CVE-2008-0658

BID: 26245, 27778

RHSA: 2008:0110

CWE: 399