Novell eDirectory < 8.8.5 ftf1/ ftf2 NULL Base DN DoS

medium Nessus Plugin ID 42412
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The remote directory service is affected by a denial of service vulnerability.


The remote host is running eDirectory, a directory service software from Novell.

The installed version of eDirectory is affected by a denial of service issue. By sending a search request with an undefined BaseDN, it may be possible for an attacker to make the directory server unresponsive.


Upgrade to eDirectory 8.8.5 ftf1 / ftf2 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 42412

File Name: edirectory_ldap_null_base_dos.nasl

Version: 1.11

Type: remote

Published: 11/6/2009

Updated: 11/15/2018

Dependencies: ldap_search.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:novell:edirectory

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/21/2009

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/2/2009

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-3862

BID: 36902

CWE: 287