GLSA 200606-17 OpenLDAP: Buffer overflow
Posted on: 06/15/2006 05:42 PM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - OpenLDAP: Buffer overflow. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200606-17
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: OpenLDAP: Buffer overflow
Date: June 15, 2006
Bugs: #134010
ID: 200606-17

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Synopsis
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The OpenLDAP replication server slurpd contains a buffer overflow that
could result in arbitrary code execution.

Background
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OpenLDAP is a suite of LDAP-related applications and development tools.
It includes slapd (the standalone LDAP server), slurpd (the standalone
LDAP replication server), various LDAP libraries, utilities and example
clients.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 net-nsd/openldap lt; 2.3.22 gt;= 2.3.22

Description
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slurpd contains a buffer overflow when reading very long hostnames from
the status file.

Impact
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By injecting an overly long hostname in the status file, an attacker
could possibly cause the execution of arbitrary code with the
permissions of the user running slurpd.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All openLDAP users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=net-nds/openldap-2.3.22"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2006-2754
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-2754

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200606-17.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2006 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5



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