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Novell eDirectory LDAP Bugs Let Remote Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1022541
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   GENERIC-MAP-NOMATCH   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jul 14 2009
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 8.8 SP5
Description:   Two vulnerabilities were reported in Novell eDirectory. A remote user can cause denial of service conditions.

A remote user can send a specially crafted bind LDAP packet to cause the target directory service to crash.

Multiple wildcard '.' characters in a Relative Distinguished Name (RDN) can cause ndsd to core.

Impact:   A remote user can cause the target directory service to crash.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (8.8 SP5).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Exception handling error

Message History:   None.

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