RHEL 5 : redhat-ds-base (RHSA-2013:1753)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 78980


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


Updated redhat-ds-base packages that fix one security issue are now available for Red Hat Directory Server 8.

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 redhat-ds-base packages provide Red Hat Directory Server, which 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 Red Hat Directory Server did not properly handle certain Get Effective Rights (GER) search queries when the attribute list, which is a part of the query, included several names using the '@' character. An attacker able to submit search queries to the Red Hat Directory Server could cause it to crash. (CVE-2013-4485)

All Red Hat Directory Server 8 users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to correct this issue. After installing this update, the dirsrv service will be restarted automatically.


Update the affected redhat-ds-base and / or redhat-ds-base-devel packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 78980

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2013-1753.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/11/08

Modified: 2017/01/05

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:redhat-ds-base, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:redhat-ds-base-devel, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5

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

Patch Publication Date: 2013/11/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-4485

RHSA: 2013:1753