Bug 1619450 (CVE-2018-14624) - CVE-2018-14624 389-ds-base: Server crash through modify command with large DN
Summary: CVE-2018-14624 389-ds-base: Server crash through modify command with large DN
Alias: CVE-2018-14624
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
QA Contact:
: 1621942 (view as bug list)
Depends On: 1614820 1623247 1623721 1624196 1624198
Blocks: 1619452 1621943
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Reported: 2018-08-20 21:13 UTC by Pedro Sampaio
Modified: 2019-09-29 14:56 UTC (History)
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A vulnerability was discovered in 389-ds-base. The lock controlling the error log was not correctly used when re-opening the log file in log__error_emergency(). An attacker could send a flood of modifications to a very large DN, which would cause slapd to crash.
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2018-10-18 18:07:35 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
patch for crash in vslapd_log_emergency_error (3.70 KB, patch)
2018-09-04 04:30 UTC, Doran Moppert
no flags Details | Diff

System ID Private Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2018:2757 0 None None None 2018-09-25 19:06:06 UTC

Description Pedro Sampaio 2018-08-20 21:13:03 UTC
A flaw was found in 389-ds-base. The server can be crashed by an anonymous client through a ldapmodify command with a large DN argument potentially causing denial of service.



Comment 1 Sam Fowler 2018-08-27 00:15:30 UTC
*** Bug 1621942 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 8 Doran Moppert 2018-08-31 00:40:54 UTC
Created 389-ds-base tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1624198]

Comment 9 Salvatore Bonaccorso 2018-09-01 20:38:43 UTC

Since https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1621942 is not accessible/restricted, could you share more information on this issue? (CVE-2018-14624). Which upstream versions are affected, and is there a fix for the issue?


Comment 10 Doran Moppert 2018-09-04 04:30:05 UTC
Created attachment 1480666 [details]
patch for crash in vslapd_log_emergency_error

Adding patch here since it hasn't made its way upstream yet.

Comment 13 Salvatore Bonaccorso 2018-09-07 20:22:42 UTC
Doran and Sam: thank you

Comment 14 errata-xmlrpc 2018-09-25 19:05:59 UTC
This issue has been addressed in the following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7

Via RHSA-2018:2757 https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2018:2757

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