RHEL 4 / 5 : openldap (RHSA-2008:0583)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 33475


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


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

This update has been rated as having important 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.

A denial of service flaw was found in the way the OpenLDAP slapd daemon processed certain network messages. An unauthenticated remote attacker could send a specially crafted request that would crash the slapd daemon. (CVE-2008-2952)

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: 33475

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2008-0583.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.21 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2008/07/10

Modified: 2017/01/03

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/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:5.2

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: 2008/07/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-2952

BID: 30013

RHSA: 2008:0583

CWE: 399