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Security update for OpenLDAP

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(Last modified: 03FEB2005)


solutions Security update for OpenLDAP SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (85e067fbf40449dc056e27bc1085aca2)

Applies to

Package: openldap2-client
openldap2-devel
Product(s): SUSE CORE 9 for x86
SUSE CORE 9 for Itanium Processor Family
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM POWER
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM S/390 31bit
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM zSeries 64bit
SUSE CORE 9 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86
Patch: patch-9844
Release: 20050203
Obsoletes: none

Indications

Install this if you are using OpenLDAP.

Contraindications

None.

Problem description

Security Update: This updates fixes a remote exploitable denial-of-service conditions in slapd the LDAP server daemon. It is possible to crash the daemon by providing special search strings.
Other fixes: A free() of invalid memory in the bind/unbind() code of libldap was fixed. Additionally the restart behaviour after an interupted call to select() has been corrected.

Solution

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-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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