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Bug 482954 (CVE-2013-4283) - <net-nds/389-ds-base- Invalid Distinguished Name Handling Denial of Service Vulnerability (CVE-2013-4283)
Summary: <net-nds/389-ds-base- Invalid Distinguished Name Handling Denial of S...
Alias: CVE-2013-4283
Product: Gentoo Security
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Vulnerabilities (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal trivial (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Security
Whiteboard: ~3 [noglsa]
Depends on:
Reported: 2013-08-29 19:21 UTC by Agostino Sarubbo
Modified: 2016-03-29 11:22 UTC (History)
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Description Agostino Sarubbo gentoo-dev 2013-08-29 19:21:45 UTC
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A vulnerability has been reported in 389 Directory Server, which can be exploited by malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial of Service).

The vulnerability is caused due to an error when handling modify requests and can be exploited to cause a crash by sending a modify request with an invalid DN.

The vulnerability is reported in versions prior to

Update to version

Further details available to Secunia VIM customers

Provided and/or discovered by:
Reported by the vendor.

Original Advisory:

@maintainer(s): after the bump, in case we need to stabilize the package, please say explicitly if it is ready for the stabilization or not.
Comment 1 GLSAMaker/CVETool Bot gentoo-dev 2013-09-11 01:45:54 UTC
CVE-2013-4283 (
  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.
Comment 2 William Brown 2016-02-07 01:48:13 UTC

We have updated 389-ds-base to This should resolve the issue.

Comment 3 Adam Feldman gentoo-dev 2016-02-07 01:57:08 UTC
Referenced commit 5a7174bf7122309eee568651fb5f3413155f9fc2
Comment 4 Aaron Bauman (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2016-03-29 11:22:59 UTC
no vulnerable versions from this bug in tree.