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OpenLDAP stack-based buffer overflow

A weakness exists in OpenLDAP which is caused due to a boundary error in slurpd within the handling of the status file. This can be exploited to cause a stack-based buffer overflow via an overly long hostname read from the status file.

  • Vendor: OpenPKG
  • Vendor ID: SA-2006.008
  • Date: May 22, 2006


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OpenPKG Security Advisory The OpenPKG Project
http://www.openpkg.org/security/ http://www.openpkg.org
[email protected] [email protected]
OpenPKG-SA-2006.008 22-May-2006
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Package: openldap
Vulnerability: stack-based buffer overflow
OpenPKG Specific: no

Affected Releases: Affected Packages: Corrected Packages:
OpenPKG CURRENT <= openldap-2.3.21-20060510 >= openldap-2.3.22-20060517
OpenPKG 2.5 <= openldap-2.3.11-2.5.0 >= openldap-2.3.11-2.5.1
OpenPKG 2.4 <= openldap-2.2.27-2.4.0 >= openldap-2.2.27-2.4.1
OpenPKG 2.3 <= openldap-2.2.23-2.3.1 >= openldap-2.2.23-2.3.2

Description:
According to a Secunia security advisory [0], a weakness exists in
OpenLDAP [1] which is caused due to a boundary error in slurpd(8)
within the handling of the status file. This can be exploited to cause
a stack-based buffer overflow via an overly long hostname read from
the status file. The weakness has been reported to be in OpenLDAP
version 2.3.21 and earlier.
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References:
[0] http://secunia.com/advisories/20126
[1] http://www.openldap.org/
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For security reasons, this advisory was digitally signed with the
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OpenPKG project which you can retrieve from http://pgp.openpkg.org and
hkp://pgp.openpkg.org. Follow the instructions on http://pgp.openpkg.org
for details on how to verify the integrity of this advisory.
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