RHEL 6 : 389-ds-base (RHSA-2017:0893)

High Nessus Plugin ID 99339


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


An update for 389-ds-base is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Important. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section.

389 Directory Server is an LDAP version 3 (LDAPv3) compliant server.
The base packages include the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) server and command-line utilities for server administration.

Security Fix(es) :

* An invalid pointer dereference flaw was found in the way 389-ds-base handled LDAP bind requests. A remote unauthenticated attacker could use this flaw to make ns-slapd crash via a specially crafted LDAP bind request, resulting in denial of service. (CVE-2017-2668)

Red Hat would like to thank Joachim Jabs (F24) for reporting this issue.

Bug Fix(es) :

* Previously, the 'deref' plug-in failed to dereference attributes that use distinguished name (DN) syntax, such as 'uniqueMember'. With this patch, the 'deref' plug-in can dereference such attributes and additionally 'Name and Optional UID' syntax. As a result, the 'deref' plug-in now supports any syntax. (BZ#1435365)


Update the affected packages.

See Also



Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 99339

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2017-0893.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/04/13

Modified: 2017/08/15

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 5.8

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:389-ds-base, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:389-ds-base-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:389-ds-base-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:389-ds-base-libs, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:6

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/04/11

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-2668

OSVDB: 155390

RHSA: 2017:0893