OpenLDAP: Denial of Service vulnerabilities — GLSA 200803-28

Multiple Denial of Service vulnerabilities have been reported in OpenLDAP.

Affected Packages

net-nds/openldap on all architectures
Affected versions < 2.3.41
Unaffected versions >= 2.3.41

Background

OpenLDAP Software is an open source implementation of the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol.

Description

The following errors have been discovered in OpenLDAP:

  • Tony Blake discovered an error which exists within the normalisation of "objectClasses" (CVE-2007-5707).
  • Thomas Sesselmann reported that, when running as a proxy-caching server the "add_filter_attrs()" function in servers/slapd/overlay/pcache.c does not correctly NULL terminate "new_attrs" (CVE-2007-5708).
  • A double-free bug exists in attrs_free() in the file servers/slapd/back-bdb/modrdn.c, which was discovered by Jonathan Clarke (CVE-2008-0658).

Impact

A remote attacker can cause a Denial of Serivce by sending a malformed "objectClasses" attribute, and via unknown vectors that prevent the "new_attrs" array from being NULL terminated, and via a modrdn operation with a NOOP (LDAP_X_NO_OPERATION) control.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All OpenLDAP users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-nds/openldap-2.3.41"

References

Release Date
March 19, 2008

Latest Revision
March 19, 2008: 01

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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