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

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 69163


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


It was discovered that the 389 Directory Server did not honor defined attribute access controls when evaluating search filter expressions. A remote attacker (with permission to query the Directory Server) could use this flaw to determine the values of restricted attributes via a series of search queries with filter conditions that used restricted attributes. (CVE-2013-2219)

This update also fixes the following bugs :

- Previously, the disk monitoring feature did not function properly. If logging functionality was set to critical and logging was disabled, rotated logs would be deleted.
If the attribute 'nsslapd-errorlog-level' was explicitly set to any value, even zero, the disk monitoring feature would not stop the Directory Server when it was supposed to. This update corrects the disk monitoring feature settings, and it no longer malfunctions in the described scenarios.

- Previously, setting the 'nsslapd-disk-monitoring-threshold' attribute via ldapmodify to a large value worked as expected; however, a bug in ldapsearch caused such values for the option to be displayed as negative values. This update corrects the bug in ldapsearch and correct values are now displayed.

- If logging functionality was not set to critical, then the mount point for the logs directory was incorrectly skipped during the disk space check.

After installing this update, the 389 server service will be restarted automatically.


Update the affected packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 69163

File Name: sl_20130730_389_ds_base_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/07/31

Modified: 2013/08/02

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4

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

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: 2013/07/30

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-2219