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[ GLSA 200606-17 ] OpenLDAP: Buffer overflow
From: Sune Kloppenborg Jeppesen <jaervosz () gentoo org>
Date: Thu, 15 Jun 2006 17:54:31 +0200

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200606-17
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  Severity: Normal
     Title: OpenLDAP: Buffer overflow
      Date: June 15, 2006
      Bugs: #134010
        ID: 200606-17

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Synopsis
========

The OpenLDAP replication server slurpd contains a buffer overflow that
could result in arbitrary code execution.

Background
==========

OpenLDAP is a suite of LDAP-related applications and development tools.
It includes slapd (the standalone LDAP server), slurpd (the standalone
LDAP replication server), various LDAP libraries, utilities and example
clients.

Affected packages
=================

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     Package           /  Vulnerable  /                     Unaffected
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
  1  net-nsd/openldap      < 2.3.22                          >= 2.3.22

Description
===========

slurpd contains a buffer overflow when reading very long hostnames from
the status file.

Impact
======

By injecting an overly long hostname in the status file, an attacker
could possibly cause the execution of arbitrary code with the
permissions of the user running slurpd.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All openLDAP users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-nds/openldap-2.3.22"

References
==========

  [ 1 ] CVE-2006-2754
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-2754

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

  http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200606-17.xml

Concerns?
=========

Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security () gentoo org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2006 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5

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