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Slurpd buffer overflow

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.

  • Vendor: Gentoo
  • Vendor ID: GLSA 200606-17
  • Date: June 15, 2006


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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
========

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

Background
==========

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 < 2.3.22 >= 2.3.22

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

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

Impact
======

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
==========

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-2.3.22"

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

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

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?
=========

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
[email protected] 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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