RHEL 6 : 389-ds-base (RHSA-2013:1182)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 69502


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


Updated 389-ds-base packages that fix one security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having important security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link in the References section.

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.

It was discovered that the 389 Directory Server did not properly handle the receipt of certain MOD operations with a bogus Distinguished Name (DN). A remote, unauthenticated attacker could use this flaw to cause the 389 Directory Server to crash. (CVE-2013-4283)

All 389-ds-base users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to correct this issue.
After installing this update, the 389 server service will be restarted automatically.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 69502

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2013-1182.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.7 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/08/29

Modified: 2017/01/05

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:389-ds-base, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:389-ds-base-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:389-ds-base-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:389-ds-base-libs, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:6, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:6.4

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

Patch Publication Date: 2013/08/28

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-4283

OSVDB: 96727

RHSA: 2013:1182