RHEL 5 : openldap (RHSA-2010:0542)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 47877



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


Updated openldap packages that fix multiple security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having moderate security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for each vulnerability from the CVE links in the References section.

OpenLDAP is an open source suite of LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol) applications and development tools.

Multiple flaws were discovered in the way the slapd daemon handled modify relative distinguished name (modrdn) requests. An authenticated user with privileges to perform modrdn operations could use these flaws to crash the slapd daemon via specially crafted modrdn requests.
(CVE-2010-0211, CVE-2010-0212)

Red Hat would like to thank CERT-FI for responsibly reporting these flaws, who credit Ilkka Mattila and Tuomas Salomaki for the discovery of the issues.

Users of OpenLDAP should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to correct these issues. After installing this update, the OpenLDAP daemons will be restarted automatically.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 47877

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2010-0542.nasl

Version: 1.22

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 7/28/2010

Updated: 1/14/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.1


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.1

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

Temporal Vector: E:F/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-overlays, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:openldap-servers-sql, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5

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: 7/20/2010

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/28/2010

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-0211, CVE-2010-0212

BID: 41770

RHSA: 2010:0542