389 Directory Server up to input validation

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A vulnerability classified as problematic was found in 389 Directory Server up to (Directory Service Software). Affected by this vulnerability is an unknown functionality. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a input validation vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-20. The product receives input or data, but it does not validate or incorrectly validates that the input has the properties that are required to process the data safely and correctly. As an impact it is known to affect availability. The summary by CVE is:

ns-slapd in 389 Directory Server before allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (server crash) via a crafted Distinguished Name (DN) in a MOD operation request.

The weakness was released 09/10/2013 with Red Hat (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at directory.fedoraproject.org. This vulnerability is known as CVE-2013-4283 since 06/12/2013. The exploitation appears to be easy. The attack can be launched remotely. The exploitation doesn't need any form of authentication. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not publicly available.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 69497 (CentOS 6 : 389-ds-base (CESA-2013:1182)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family CentOS Local Security Checks. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 350521 (Amazon Linux Security Advisory for 389-ds-base: ALAS-2013-223).

Upgrading to version eliminates this vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at Tenable (69497), SecurityFocus (BID 62031†), Secunia (SA54586†) and Vulnerability Center (SBV-41317†). Entry connected to this vulnerability is available at VDB-64592.





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Class: Input validation

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Nessus ID: 69497
Nessus Name: CentOS 6 : 389-ds-base (CESA-2013:1182)
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OpenVAS ID: 881785
OpenVAS Name: CentOS Update for 389-ds-base CESA-2013:1182 centos6
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Advisory: RHSA-2013:1182
Organization: Red Hat
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CVE: CVE-2013-4283 (🔍)

SecurityFocus: 62031 - 389 Directory Server CVE-2013-4283 Denial of Service Vulnerability
Secunia: 54586 - 389 Directory Server Invalid Distinguished Name Handling Denial of Service Vulnerability, Less Critical
Vulnerability Center: 41317 - 389 Directory Server Remote Denial of Service Vulnerability, High

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Created: 03/24/2015 03:54 PM
Updated: 01/07/2022 11:00 AM
Changes: 03/24/2015 03:54 PM (69), 05/10/2017 09:10 AM (8), 01/07/2022 10:54 AM (3), 01/07/2022 11:00 AM (1)
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