RHEL 5 / 6 / 7 : openldap (RHSA-2015:1840)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 86200


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


Updated openldap packages that fix one security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, 6, and 7.

Red Hat Product Security 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.

OpenLDAP is an open source suite of Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) applications and development tools. LDAP is a set of protocols used to access and maintain distributed directory information services over an IP network. The openldap package contains configuration files, libraries, and documentation for OpenLDAP.

A flaw was found in the way the OpenLDAP server daemon (slapd) parsed certain Basic Encoding Rules (BER) data. A remote attacker could use this flaw to crash slapd via a specially crafted packet.

All openldap users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to correct this issue.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 86200

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2015-1840.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/09/30

Modified: 2017/01/06

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:redhat:enterprise_linux:compat-openldap, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:openldap, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:openldap-clients, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:openldap-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:openldap-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:openldap-servers, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:openldap-servers-overlays, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:openldap-servers-sql, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:6, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:6.7, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7.1

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/09/29

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-6908

OSVDB: 127342

RHSA: 2015:1840