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Security update for openldap2

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(Last modified: 30JAN2003)


solutions Security update for openldap2 SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (e9e30ba85670e2c42d87d2138c902dc2)

Applies to

Product(s): SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for x86
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
UnitedLinux 1.0

Package: openldap2
Release: 20030130
Obsoletes: none

Indications

This update should be installed.

Problem description

The BER decoding routines in the OpenLDAP2 package contained a bug
which allows remote attackers to crash the LDAP server. Since LDAP
servers may be used as authorization servers an update is recommended.

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.rpm
After that please restart the LDAP service with:
rcldap restart

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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