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USN-858-1: OpenLDAP vulnerability

12 November 2009

OpenLDAP vulnerability




It was discovered that OpenLDAP did not correctly handle SSL certificates
with zero bytes in the Common Name. A remote attacker could exploit this to
perform a machine-in-the-middle attack to view sensitive information or alter
encrypted communications.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 6.06

In general, a standard system upgrade is sufficient to effect the
necessary changes.