USN-4724-1: OpenLDAP vulnerabilities

08 February 2021

Several security issues were fixed in OpenLDAP.

Releases

Packages

  • openldap - Lightweight Directory Access Protocol

Details

It was discovered that OpenLDAP incorrectly handled Certificate Exact
Assertion processing. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to
cause OpenLDAP to crash, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2020-36221)

It was discovered that OpenLDAP incorrectly handled saslAuthzTo processing.
A remote attacker could use this issue to cause OpenLDAP to crash,
resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.
(CVE-2020-36222, CVE-2020-36224, CVE-2020-36225, CVE-2020-36226)

It was discovered that OpenLDAP incorrectly handled Return Filter control
handling. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause OpenLDAP to
crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary
code. (CVE-2020-36223)

It was discovered that OpenLDAP incorrectly handled certain cancel
operations. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause
OpenLDAP to crash, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2020-36227)

It was discovered that OpenLDAP incorrectly handled Certificate List
Extract Assertion processing. A remote attacker could possibly use this
issue to cause OpenLDAP to crash, resulting in a denial of service.
(CVE-2020-36228)

It was discovered that OpenLDAP incorrectly handled X.509 DN parsing. A
remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause OpenLDAP to crash,
resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2020-36229, CVE-2020-36230)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 20.10
Ubuntu 20.04
Ubuntu 18.04
Ubuntu 16.04

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