Amazon Linux AMI : openldap / compat-openldap (ALAS-2015-599)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 86355


The remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.


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.


Run 'yum update openldap' to update your system.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 86355

File Name: ala_ALAS-2015-599.nasl

Version: 2.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/10/13

Updated: 2018/04/18

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:compat-openldap, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:compat-openldap-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:openldap, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:openldap-clients, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:openldap-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:openldap-devel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:openldap-servers, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:openldap-servers-sql, cpe:/o:amazon:linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2015/10/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-6908

ALAS: 2015-599

RHSA: 2015:1840