eDirectory < 8.8 SP5 Multiple Vulnerabilities

High Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 5098


The remote host is vulnerable to multiple attack vectors.


The remote host is running eDirectory, a directory service from Novell. The installed version is earlier than 8.8 SP5. Such versions are reportedly affected by multiple vulnerabilities :

- An HTTP request containing a specially crafted 'Accept-Language' header can trigger a stack-based buffer-overflow. This issue affects the iMonitor service. (Bug 484007/446342)

- A denial of service vulnerability exists when multiple wild-cards are used in RDN. (Bug 458504)

- A malformed bind LDAP packet can cause eDir to crash. (Bug 492592)


Upgrade to eDirectory 8.8 SP5 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 5098

File Name: 5098.prm

Family: Generic

Published: 2009/07/15

Modified: 2016/01/15

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.2

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

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


Base Score: 7.3

Temporal Score: 6.8


Temporal Vector: CVSS3#E:F/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

Patch Publication Date: 2009/07/12

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2009/07/14

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-2456, CVE-2009-2457, CVE-2009-0192

BID: 35666

OSVDB: 55847, 55848, 55849