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Red Hat: Updated OpenLDAP packages available

When subjected to the PROTOS LDAPv3 test suite, versions of OpenLDAP 1.2 through 1.2.11 and 2.0 through 2.0.7 were found tohave vulnerabilities which could be exploited by causing them to attempt to decode an improperly encoded request. Fixed packages are available from
                   Red Hat, Inc. Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Updated OpenLDAP packages available for Red Hat Linux 6.2, 7, and 7.1
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2001:098-05
Issue date:        2001-07-17
Updated on:        2001-08-09
Product:           Red Hat Linux
Keywords:          openldap cert ber
Cross references:  
Obsoletes:         RHSA-2000:105

1. Topic:

Updated openldap packages are now available for Red Hat Linux 6.2, 7, and
7.1.  These packages include fixes for problems which could allow a
malicious remote user to crash a server.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Linux 6.2 - alpha, i386, sparc

Red Hat Linux 7.0 - alpha, i386

Red Hat Linux 7.1 - alpha, i386, ia64

3. Problem description:

When subjected to the PROTOS LDAPv3 test suite, versions of
OpenLDAP 1.2 through 1.2.11 and 2.0 through 2.0.7 were found to
have vulnerabilities which could be exploited by causing them
to attempt to decode an improperly encoded request.  These
vulnerabilities were fixed in OpenLDAP 1.2.12 and 2.0.8.

4. Solution:

Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.

To update all RPMs for your particular architecture, run:

rpm -Fvh [filenames]

where [filenames] is a list of the RPMs you wish to upgrade.  Only those
RPMs which are currently installed will be updated.  Those RPMs which are
not installed but included in the list will not be updated.  Note that you
can also use wildcards (*.rpm) if your current directory *only* contains 
the desired RPMs.

Please note that this update is also available via Red Hat Network.  Many
people find this an easier way to apply updates.  To use Red Hat Network,
launch the Red Hat Update Agent with the following command:


This will start an interactive process that will result in the appropriate
RPMs being upgraded on your system.

Users of Red Hat Linux 6.2 should note that the openldap package has been
split into the openldap, openldap-servers, and openldap-clients packages.
Users may need to manually select the openldap-servers and
openldap-clients packages to ensure that they are upgraded properly.

This update also transitions users of Red Hat Linux 7 to OpenLDAP 2.0,
which uses a different on-disk format for storing the LDBM databases
which are used by slapd, the standalone LDAP server.  Users who are
running an OpenLDAP server will need to dump out their old databases by
running "ldbmcat -n" and reload them using the "slapadd" command. They
also should ensuring that the "ldap" user continues to have read/write
access to the database files.

5. Bug IDs fixed ( for more info):

6. RPMs required:

Red Hat Linux 6.2:





Red Hat Linux 7.0:




Red Hat Linux 7.1:





7. Verification:

MD5 sum                           Package Name
a8ddbf8002acc14afb8697d57ecfd59d 6.2/en/os/SRPMS/openldap-1.2.12-3.src.rpm
bed1bdbd94ab1a5543fb45af2f5fe12b 6.2/en/os/alpha/openldap-1.2.12-3.alpha.rpm
acf7d78bd4e80447fa304366cc18398b 6.2/en/os/alpha/openldap-clients-1.2.12-3.alpha.rpm
b16ad69d7979c2c316d9047639eafb84 6.2/en/os/alpha/openldap-devel-1.2.12-3.alpha.rpm
4ffeaf4bec8ed43ec3443c1b232762fd 6.2/en/os/alpha/openldap-servers-1.2.12-3.alpha.rpm
ca69f92ac64d273df76d1ce703422192 6.2/en/os/i386/openldap-1.2.12-3.i386.rpm
a679fe99830cd96e7b64ed04764c60bf 6.2/en/os/i386/openldap-clients-1.2.12-3.i386.rpm
149650f2f93d980c323685f085dc0234 6.2/en/os/i386/openldap-devel-1.2.12-3.i386.rpm
7c6cedae77511572350359d4d58b02a6 6.2/en/os/i386/openldap-servers-1.2.12-3.i386.rpm
692561edf4315755226597b1818c8b89 6.2/en/os/sparc/openldap-1.2.12-3.sparc.rpm
54dbc57ac9a98b9a98f5603b05c5d763 6.2/en/os/sparc/openldap-clients-1.2.12-3.sparc.rpm
cc68303c83e98988a0b8502cf99479a1 6.2/en/os/sparc/openldap-devel-1.2.12-3.sparc.rpm
c90a4ec96eb46cb99fab1824141f803b 6.2/en/os/sparc/openldap-servers-1.2.12-3.sparc.rpm
36d1663de572cfe71d2cfec37d81b52e 7.0/en/os/SRPMS/openldap-2.0.11-8.src.rpm
0c4de3c3200b7d9ec10208461d73de5d 7.0/en/os/SRPMS/openldap12-1.2.12-3.src.rpm
469793cd2408f715c5521e9d219ee7eb 7.0/en/os/alpha/openldap-2.0.11-8.alpha.rpm
9fa6e5bd4c08a0950f5cf0f62aa9ac9e 7.0/en/os/alpha/openldap-clients-2.0.11-8.alpha.rpm
61739477a03f7b456a0a69483cd2bb00 7.0/en/os/alpha/openldap-devel-2.0.11-8.alpha.rpm
c978e6ca89f253149a6e7e5e5c19357f 7.0/en/os/alpha/openldap-servers-2.0.11-8.alpha.rpm
d0649e6e490dc905678ebd241f682ad6 7.0/en/os/alpha/openldap12-1.2.12-3.alpha.rpm
a13667a78abfea61bddfca1257ad038e 7.0/en/os/i386/openldap-2.0.11-8.i386.rpm
8a320d49038c187c13a78d861f4cd1d7 7.0/en/os/i386/openldap-clients-2.0.11-8.i386.rpm
b5221ca51dada33d79d1d9bd306e161e 7.0/en/os/i386/openldap-devel-2.0.11-8.i386.rpm
1092abcf4d6da72037c32aeea92fd159 7.0/en/os/i386/openldap-servers-2.0.11-8.i386.rpm
ef1fc74182419d41d4edc7997abd549c 7.0/en/os/i386/openldap12-1.2.12-3.i386.rpm
36d1663de572cfe71d2cfec37d81b52e 7.1/en/os/SRPMS/openldap-2.0.11-8.src.rpm
0c4de3c3200b7d9ec10208461d73de5d 7.1/en/os/SRPMS/openldap12-1.2.12-3.src.rpm
469793cd2408f715c5521e9d219ee7eb 7.1/en/os/alpha/openldap-2.0.11-8.alpha.rpm
9fa6e5bd4c08a0950f5cf0f62aa9ac9e 7.1/en/os/alpha/openldap-clients-2.0.11-8.alpha.rpm
61739477a03f7b456a0a69483cd2bb00 7.1/en/os/alpha/openldap-devel-2.0.11-8.alpha.rpm
c978e6ca89f253149a6e7e5e5c19357f 7.1/en/os/alpha/openldap-servers-2.0.11-8.alpha.rpm
d0649e6e490dc905678ebd241f682ad6 7.1/en/os/alpha/openldap12-1.2.12-3.alpha.rpm
a13667a78abfea61bddfca1257ad038e 7.1/en/os/i386/openldap-2.0.11-8.i386.rpm
8a320d49038c187c13a78d861f4cd1d7 7.1/en/os/i386/openldap-clients-2.0.11-8.i386.rpm
b5221ca51dada33d79d1d9bd306e161e 7.1/en/os/i386/openldap-devel-2.0.11-8.i386.rpm
1092abcf4d6da72037c32aeea92fd159 7.1/en/os/i386/openldap-servers-2.0.11-8.i386.rpm
ef1fc74182419d41d4edc7997abd549c 7.1/en/os/i386/openldap12-1.2.12-3.i386.rpm
1cd3262967552fcb0b4d0a773eb9eadc 7.1/en/os/ia64/openldap-2.0.11-8.ia64.rpm
f814aaf371955293a4ee4ff8b9ee2cfa 7.1/en/os/ia64/openldap-clients-2.0.11-8.ia64.rpm
76b7b89fce50bb554b18a2d550229d5f 7.1/en/os/ia64/openldap-devel-2.0.11-8.ia64.rpm
5904fd78c7bde8ef46bdae1bcadff630 7.1/en/os/ia64/openldap-servers-2.0.11-8.ia64.rpm
a66980504c21b625da2cba7528baf641 7.1/en/os/ia64/openldap12-1.2.12-3.ia64.rpm

These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat, Inc. for security.  Our key
is available at:

You can verify each package with the following command:
    rpm --checksig  

If you only wish to verify that each package has not been corrupted or
tampered with, examine only the md5sum with the following command:
    rpm --checksig --nogpg 

8. References:

Copyright(c) 2000, 2001 Red Hat, Inc.

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