USN-1266-1: OpenLDAP vulnerability

17 November 2011

An OpenLDAP server could potentially be made to crash if it received specially crafted network traffic from an authenticated user.



  • openldap - OpenLDAP utilities


It was discovered that slapd contained an off-by-one error. An
authenticated attacker could potentially exploit this by sending a
crafted crafted LDIF entry containing an empty postalAddress.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 11.10
Ubuntu 11.04
Ubuntu 10.10
Ubuntu 10.04

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.