Gentoo: openldap multiple vulnerabilities
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Gentoo The SuSE Security Team reviewed critical parts of that package and found several buffer overflows and other bugs remote attackers could exploit to gain access on systems running vulnerable LDAP servers.

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GENTOO LINUX SECURITY ANNOUNCEMENT 200212-12
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PACKAGE : openldap
SUMMARY : remote command execution
DATE    : 2002-12-28 00:12 UTC
EXPLOIT : remote

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From SuSE Security Advisory SuSE-SA:2002:047:

"The SuSE Security Team reviewed critical parts of that package and
found several buffer overflows and other bugs remote attackers could
exploit to gain access on systems running vulnerable LDAP servers.
In addition to these bugs, various local exploitable bugs within the
OpenLDAP2 libraries (openldap2-devel package) have been fixed."

Read the full advisory at 
http://www.suse.de/de/security/2002_047_openldap2.html

SOLUTION

It is recommended that all Gentoo Linux users who are running
net-nds/openldap-2.0.25-r2 update their systems as follows:

emerge rsync
emerge openldap
emerge clean

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