#VU50396 Type Confusion


Published: 2021-01-26 | Updated: 2021-02-06

Vulnerability identifier: #VU50396

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-2020-36229

CWE-ID: CWE-843

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 type confusion error in ldap_X509dn2bv when parsing X.509 DN in ad_keystring. A remote attacker can send a specially crafted request to slapd and crash it.

Mitigation
Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

OpenLDAP: 2.4.3 - 2.4.56


CPE

External links
http://bugs.openldap.org/show_bug.cgi?id=9425
http://git.openldap.org/openldap/openldap/-/commit/4bdfffd2889c0c5cdf58bebafbdc8fce4bb2bff0
http://git.openldap.org/openldap/openldap/-/tags/OPENLDAP_REL_ENG_2_4_57
http://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2021/02/msg00005.html
http://www.debian.org/security/2021/dsa-4845


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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