Sun ONE Directory Server "ns-ldapd" can be terminated by unprivileged user

2003-05-02T00:00:00
ID VU:195644
Type cert
Reporter CERT
Modified 2003-05-07T00:00:00

Description

Overview

A denial-of-service vulnerability exists in the Sun ONE Directory Server. This vulnerability may allow a remote attacker to effectively terminate directory services on the affected host.

Description

Sun describes the Sun ONE Directory Server as

a software product that provides a central repository for storing and managing identity profiles, access privileges and application and network resource information. Information stored in the Sun ONE Directory Server can be used for the authentication and authorization of users to enable secure access to enterprise and Internet services and applications.

A vulnerability exists in ns-ldapd (a directory service process). For more information, please see Sun Alert 52102.


Impact

This vulnerability may allow a remote attacker to effectively terminate directory services on the affected host.


Solution

Apply a patch.


Systems Affected

Vendor| Status| Date Notified| Date Updated
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Sun Microsystems Inc.| | -| 02 May 2003
If you are a vendor and your product is affected, let us know.

CVSS Metrics

Group | Score | Vector
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Base | N/A | N/A
Temporal | N/A | N/A
Environmental | N/A | N/A

References

Credit

The CERT/CC thanks Sun Microsystems for publishing information upon which this document is based.

This document was written by Ian A Finlay.

Other Information

  • CVE IDs: Unknown
  • Date Public: 30 Apr 2003
  • Date First Published: 02 May 2003
  • Date Last Updated: 07 May 2003
  • Severity Metric: 3.16
  • Document Revision: 6