Sun Java System Directory Server 6.x < 6.3.1 LDAP JDBC Backend DoS

medium Nessus Plugin ID 35688


The remote LDAP server is affected by a denial of service vulnerability.


The remote host is running the Sun Java System Directory Server, an LDAP server from Sun Microsystems.

The installed version is older than 6.3.1, and the proxy server included with such versions is reportedly affected by a denial of service vulnerability. By sending a specially crafted request to the JDBC backend through the proxy server, an unauthenticated, remote attacker may be able to trigger a denial of service condition.


Upgrade to Sun Java System Directory Server version 6.3.1.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 35688

File Name: sun_directory_server_ldap_req_dos.nasl

Version: 1.14

Type: remote

Published: 2/13/2009

Updated: 9/2/2020

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:sun:java_system_directory_server

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2/12/2009

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-0609

BID: 33761

CWE: 20

Secunia: 33923