Updated openldap packages that fix a security flaw are now available for
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red
Hat Security Response Team.
OpenLDAP is an open source suite of LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access
Protocol) applications and development tools.
A flaw was found in the way OpenLDAP's slapd daemon handled malformed
objectClasses LDAP attributes. A local or remote attacker could create an
LDAP request which could cause a denial of service by crashing slapd.
In addition, the following feature was added:
* OpenLDAP client tools now have new option to configure their bind timeout.
All users are advised to upgrade to these updated openldap packages, which
contain a backported patch to correct this issue and provide this security