VDB-20069 · CVE-2002-1379 · BID 6328

OpenLDAP 2.2.0 .ldaprc privileges management

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A vulnerability was found in OpenLDAP 2.2.0 (Directory Service Software). It has been rated as critical. This issue affects an unknown function in the library libldap of the file .ldaprc. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a privileges management vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-269. The software does not properly assign, modify, track, or check privileges for an actor, creating an unintended sphere of control for that actor. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

OpenLDAP2 (OpenLDAP 2) 2.2.0 and earlier allows remote or local attackers to execute arbitrary code when libldap reads the .ldaprc file within applications that are running with extra privileges.

The weakness was shared 01/02/2003 (Website). The advisory is shared at debian.org. The identification of this vulnerability is CVE-2002-1379. The exploitation is known to be easy. The attack may be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is needed for a successful exploitation. Technical details are known, but no exploit is available. MITRE ATT&CK project uses the attack technique T1068 for this issue.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 15064 (Debian DSA-227-1 : openldap2 - buffer overflows and other bugs), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Debian Local Security Checks and running in the context l. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 38086 (OpenLDAP Multiple Vulnerabilities).

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published 2 weeks after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (15064). The entries 20068 and 20129 are related to this item.





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Class: Privileges management
CWE: CWE-269 / CWE-266
ATT&CK: T1068

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Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 15064
Nessus Name: Debian DSA-227-1 : openldap2 - buffer overflows and other bugs
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OpenVAS ID: 53721
OpenVAS Name: Debian Security Advisory DSA 227-1 (openldap2)
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Recommended: Upgrade
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12/06/2002 🔍
01/02/2003 +27 days 🔍
01/02/2003 +0 days 🔍
01/13/2003 +11 days 🔍
09/29/2004 +625 days 🔍
08/07/2014 +3599 days 🔍
06/28/2021 +2517 days 🔍


Advisory: debian.org
Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-2002-1379 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 6328

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Created: 08/07/2014 02:52 PM
Updated: 06/28/2021 11:15 AM
Changes: 08/07/2014 02:52 PM (56), 06/13/2018 09:14 AM (9), 06/28/2021 11:15 AM (4)
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