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SUSE-SA:2002:047: OpenLDAP2

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SUSE-SA:2002:047: OpenLDAP2



OpenLDAP is the Open Source implementation of the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) and is used in network environments for distributing certain information such as X.509 certificates or login information.

The SUSE Security Team reviewed critical parts of that package 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 (openldap2-devel package) have been fixed.

Since there is no workaround possible except shutting down the LDAP server, we strongly recommend an update.

Please download the update package for your distribution and verify its integrity by the methods listed in section 3) of this announcement. Then, install the package using the command "rpm -Fhv file.rpm" to apply the update. Our maintenance customers are being notified individually. The packages are being offered to install from the maintenance web.

To be sure the update takes effect you have to restart the LDAP server by executing the following command as root:

/etc/rc.d/ldap restart


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