GLSA 200808-09 OpenLDAP: Denial of Service vulnerability
Posted on: 08/08/2008 06:40 PM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - OpenLDAP: Denial of Service vulnerability. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200808-09
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Low
Title: OpenLDAP: Denial of Service vulnerability
Date: August 08, 2008
Bugs: #230269
ID: 200808-09

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Synopsis
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A flaw in OpenLDAP allows remote unauthenticated attackers to cause a
Denial of Service.

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

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 net-nds/openldap lt; 2.3.43 gt;= 2.3.43

Description
===========

Cameron Hotchkies discovered an error within the parsing of ASN.1 BER
encoded packets in the "ber_get_next()" function in
libraries/liblber/io.c.

Impact
======

A remote unauthenticated attacker can send a specially crafted ASN.1
BER encoded packet which will trigger the error and cause an
"assert()", terminating the "slapd" daemon.

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-2.3.43"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2008-2952
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-2952

Availability
============

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

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200808-09.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 2008 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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