Debian DSA-3356-1 : openldap - security update

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 85912


The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


Denis Andzakovic discovered that OpenLDAP, a free implementation of the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol, does not properly handle BER data. An unauthenticated remote attacker can use this flaw to cause a denial of service (slapd daemon crash) via a specially crafted packet.


Upgrade the openldap packages.

For the oldstable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in version 2.4.31-2+deb7u1.

For the stable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in version 2.4.40+dfsg-1+deb8u1.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 85912

File Name: debian_DSA-3356.nasl

Version: 2.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/09/14

Updated: 2018/11/10

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.9

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:openldap, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:7.0, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:8.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/09/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-6908

DSA: 3356