Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls in OpenLDAP

Published: 2015-04-01 | Updated: 2020-08-09
Risk Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2014-9713
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
Server applications / Directory software, identity management

Debian Linux
Operating systems & Components / Operating system


Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one low risk vulnerability.

1) Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls

EUVDB-ID: #VU40853

Risk: Low

CVSSv3.1: 1.3 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:L/A:N/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2014-9713

CWE-ID: CWE-264 - Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls

Exploit availability: No


The vulnerability allows a remote #AU# to manipulate data.

The default slapd configuration in the Debian openldap package 2.4.23-3 through 2.4.39-1.1 allows remote authenticated users to modify the user's permissions and other user attributes via unspecified vectors.


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Vulnerable software versions

OpenLDAP: 2.4.23 - 2.4.39

Debian Linux: 2.4.23 - 7.0

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Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote via the Internet.

How the attacker can exploit this vulnerability?

The attacker would have to send a specially crafted request to the affected application in order to exploit this vulnerability.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.