Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 15.04 : openldap vulnerabilities (USN-2742-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 85984


The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.


Denis Andzakovic discovered that OpenLDAP incorrectly handled certain BER data. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause OpenLDAP to crash, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2015-6908)

Dietrich Clauss discovered that the OpenLDAP package incorrectly shipped with a potentially unsafe default access control configuration. Depending on how the database is configure, this may allow users to impersonate others by modifying attributes such as their Unix user and group numbers. (CVE-2014-9713).

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected slapd package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 85984

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2742-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/09/17

Modified: 2016/05/24

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.1

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:slapd, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:15.04

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/09/16

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-9713, CVE-2015-6908

OSVDB: 120147, 127342

USN: 2742-1