Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 7.04 / 7.10 / 8.04 LTS : openldap2.2, openldap2.3 vulnerability (USN-634-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 33809


The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.


Cameron Hotchkies discovered that OpenLDAP did not correctly handle certain ASN.1 BER data. A remote attacker could send a specially crafted packet and crash slapd, leading to a denial of service.

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.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 33809

File Name: ubuntu_USN-634-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2008/08/04

Modified: 2016/05/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:ldap-utils, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libldap-2.2-7, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libldap-2.3-0, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libldap-2.4-2, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libldap-2.4-2-dbg, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libldap2-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:slapd, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:slapd-dbg, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:6.06:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:7.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:7.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:8.04:-:lts

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

Patch Publication Date: 2008/08/01

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-2952

OSVDB: 46689

USN: 634-1

CWE: 399