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Security bugfix for openldap2


(Last modified: 16JAN2002)

solutions Security bugfix for openldap2 SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (7cff39dfb97f472f7720cadcd6d311e1)

Applies to

Product(s): SuSE eMail Server III
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for IA32
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for IA64
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for S/390 and zSeries
SuSE Linux Connectivity Server

Package: n2/openldap2
Release: 20020116
Obsoletes: none


Everybody who has installed OpenLDAP2 should install this update.



Problem description

Recently a security flaw was discovered in the OpenLDAP 2.0.X LDAP server 'slapd' regarding application of access controls upon modify operations issued by authenticated users. Specifically, slapd allows a replacement of attribute values with empty values which can be used to delete any non-mandatory attribute even if deletion (but not modificaton) of the attribute is prohibited by ACLs.


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 -Uvh openldap2.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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