Novell eDirectory < 8.8.5 ftf1/ ftf2 NULL Base DN DoS

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 42412


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: $Revision: 1.9 $

Type: remote

Published: 2009/11/06

Modified: 2016/05/05

Dependencies: 25701

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: cpe:/a:novell:edirectory

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/10/21

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2009/11/02

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-3862

BID: 36902

OSVDB: 59722

CWE: 287