Scientific Linux Security Update : openldap on SL6.x i386/x86_64
Low Nessus Plugin ID 61344
SynopsisThe remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionOpenLDAP 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.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.