Scientific Linux Security Update : libldb on SL6.x, SL7.x i386/x86_64

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 87839


The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


A denial of service flaw was found in the ldb_wildcard_compare() function of libldb. A remote attacker could send a specially crafted packet that, when processed by an application using libldb (for example the AD LDAP server in Samba), would cause that application to consume an excessive amount of memory and crash. (CVE-2015-3223)

A memory-read flaw was found in the way the libldb library processed LDB DN records with a null byte. An authenticated, remote attacker could use this flaw to read heap-memory pages from the server.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 87839

File Name: sl_20160107_libldb_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/01/11

Modified: 2016/10/19

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

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


Base Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2016/01/07

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-3223, CVE-2015-5330