Scientific Linux Security Update : 389-ds-base on SL6.x i386/x86_64

Low Nessus Plugin ID 61335


The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


The 389 Directory Server is an LDAPv3 compliant server. The base packages include the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) server and command-line utilities for server administration.

A flaw was found in the way the 389 Directory Server daemon (ns-slapd) handled access control instructions (ACIs) using certificate groups.
If an LDAP user that had a certificate group defined attempted to bind to the directory server, it would cause ns-slapd to enter an infinite loop and consume an excessive amount of CPU time. (CVE-2012-0833)

These updated 389-ds-base packages also include numerous bug fixes and enhancements.

Users are advised to upgrade to these updated 389-ds-base packages, which resolve these issues and add these enhancements. After installing this update, the 389 server service will be restarted automatically.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 61335

File Name: sl_20120620_389_ds_base_on_SL6_x_low.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Modified: 2012/08/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 2.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2012/06/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-0833