#VU48516 Reachable Assertion


Published: 2020-11-18 | Updated: 2021-02-04

Vulnerability identifier: #VU48516

Vulnerability risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1: 6.5 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2020-25709

CWE-ID: CWE-617

Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: No

Vulnerable software:
OpenLDAP
Server applications / Directory software, identity management

Vendor: OpenLDAP.org

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to perform a denial of service (DoS) attack.

The vulnerability exists due to a reachable assertion in certificateListValidate() function in schema_init.c. A remote attacker can send specially crafted packet to the slapd daemon, trigger an assertion failure and crash the service.

Mitigation
Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

OpenLDAP: 2.4.6 - 2.4.55


CPE

External links
http://bugs.openldap.org/show_bug.cgi?id=9383
http://git.openldap.org/openldap/openldap/-/commit/67670f4544e28fb09eb7319c39f404e1d3229e65


Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

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


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