Scientific Linux Security Update : openldap on SL5.x i386/x86_64

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 72680


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


A denial of service flaw was found in the way the OpenLDAP server daemon (slapd) performed reference counting when using the rwm (rewrite/remap) overlay. A remote attacker able to query the OpenLDAP server could use this flaw to crash the server by immediately unbinding from the server after sending a search request.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 72680

File Name: sl_20140224_openldap_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/02/25

Modified: 2014/02/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/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: 2014/02/24

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-4449