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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
[DLA 1483-1] 389-ds-base security update
31 August 2018
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Operating System: Debian GNU/Linux 8
UNIX variants (UNIX, Linux, OSX)
Impact/Access: Denial of Service -- Remote/Unauthenticated
Reduced Security -- Existing Account
CVE Names: CVE-2018-10935 CVE-2018-10871
Comment: This advisory references vulnerabilities in products which run on
platforms other than Debian. It is recommended that administrators
running 389-ds-base check for an updated version of the software for
their operating system.
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Package : 389-ds-base
Version : 188.8.131.52-4+deb8u2
CVE ID : CVE-2018-10871 CVE-2018-10935
Debian Bug : 906985
By default nsslapd-unhashed-pw-switch was set to 'on'. So a copy of
the unhashed password was kept in modifiers and was possibly logged in
changelog and retroCL.
Unless it is used by some plugin it does not require to keep unhashed
passwords. The nsslapd-unhashed-pw-switch option is now 'off' by
It was discovered that any authenticated user doing a search using
ldapsearch with extended controls for server side sorting could bring
down the LDAP server itself.
The fix is to check if we are able to index the provided value. If we
are not, then slapd_qsort returns an error (LDAP_OPERATION_ERROR) .
For Debian 8 "Jessie", these problems have been fixed in version
We recommend that you upgrade your 389-ds-base packages.
Further information about Debian LTS security advisories, how to apply
these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
found at: https://wiki.debian.org/LTS
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