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Security update for OpenLDAP


(Last modified: 20FEB2003)

solutions Security update for OpenLDAP SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (68a207688ac39c3fcedb9f7630236fb7)

Applies to

Product(s): SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for x86
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IPF
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM iSeries and IBM pSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM S/390 and IBM zSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM zSeries
SuSE Linux Openexchange Server 4

Package: openldap2
Release: 20030220
Obsoletes: none


Everyone using OpenLDAP2 should install this update.



Problem description

The BER decoding routines in the OpenLDAP2 packages contains a bug which allows remote attackers to crash the LDAP server. This update fixes this behaviour and covers the openldap2 server, the client and the development packages.
Since LDAP servers are commonly used for authentification, an update of these packages is recommended.


Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Fvh openldap2.rpm openldap2-client.rpm openldap2-devel.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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