Scientific Linux Security Update : openldap on SL6.x i386/x86_64

Low Nessus Plugin ID 61344


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


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

A denial of service flaw was found in the way the OpenLDAP server daemon (slapd) processed certain search queries requesting only attributes and no values. In certain configurations, a remote attacker could issue a specially crafted LDAP search query that, when processed by slapd, would cause slapd to crash due to an assertion failure.

These updated openldap packages include numerous bug fixes.

Users of OpenLDAP are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches 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: Low

ID: 61344

File Name: sl_20120620_openldap_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Modified: 2014/08/16

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 2.6

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/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-2012-1164