Debian Security Advisory

DSA-227-1 openldap2 -- buffer overflows and other bugs

Date Reported:
13 Jan 2003
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Bugtraq database (at SecurityFocus): BugTraq ID 6328, BugTraq ID 6620.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2002-1378, CVE-2002-1379, CVE-2002-1508.
More information:

The SuSE Security Team reviewed critical parts of openldap2, an implementation of the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) version 2 and 3, and found several buffer overflows and other bugs remote attackers could exploit to gain access on systems running vulnerable LDAP servers. In addition to these bugs, various local exploitable bugs within the OpenLDAP2 libraries have been fixed.

For the current stable distribution (woody) these problems have been fixed in version 2.0.23-6.3.

The old stable distribution (potato) does not contain OpenLDAP2 packages.

For the unstable distribution (sid) these problems have been fixed in version 2.0.27-3.

We recommend that you upgrade your openldap2 packages.

Fixed in:

Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 (woody)

Intel IA-32:
Intel IA-64:
Motorola 680x0:
Big endian MIPS:
Little endian MIPS:
IBM S/390:
Sun Sparc:

MD5 checksums of the listed files are available in the original advisory.