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Security update for OpenLDAP


(Last modified: 22NOV2002)

solutions Security update for OpenLDAP SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (cd6858f8c341fd3935d96a77c898d701)

Applies to

Product(s): SuSE eMail Server 3.1
SuSE eMail Server III
SuSE Firewall Adminhost VPN
SuSE Linux Admin-CD for Firewall
SuSE Firewall on CD 2 - VPN
SuSE Firewall on CD 2
SuSE Linux Connectivity Server
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for IA32
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for IA64
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for PowerPC
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for S/390 and zSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for IBM zSeries
SuSE Linux Office Server

Package: openldap2
Release: 20021122
Obsoletes: none


Everyone using OpenLDAP should install this patch.



Problem description

The SuSE Security Team did a source code review of critical parts of the openldap2 package. It includes review of the libldap and liblber libraries and the slapd/slurpd dÆmons. Various buffer overflows which could be exploited by remote attackers have been fixed. Additionally, libldap has been fixed to work properly with suid-programs that link against libldap.
This package also contains a fix for some database locking problems in the ldbm backend which could lead to a crashing server and data corruption on heavy write load.


Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

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

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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