Security Bulletin: IBM Tivoli Directory Server paged search may cause denial of service may crash if paged searches are enabled (CVE-2012-0743)
A custom LDAP client can be created which would cause IBM Tivoli Directory Server to crash by sending a malformed paged search request. This can cause a denial of service.
CVE ID: CVE-2012-0743
DESCRIPTION: A custom LDAP client can be created which would cause IBM Tivoli Directory Server to crash by sending a malformed paged search request. It is not believed that this vulnerability could be exploited to execute arbitrary code, gain unauthorized access or corrupt data, but it can cause denial of service.
CVSS Base Score: 5
CVSS Temporal Score: See http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/74663 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS String: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
AFFECTED PLATFORMS: Version 6.3 and earlier
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· Paged searches can be disabled by configuring ibm-slapdPagedResLmt = 0.
· Paged searches can be restricted to administrators only by configuring ibm-slapdPagedResAllowNonAdmin = FALSE.
· All searches (including paged searches) can be restricted to authenticated users only by configuring ibm-slapdAllowAnon = FALSE. This would prevent anonymous users from being able to connect to the server, but authenticated users could still potentially crash the server if paged searches are enabled.
· Complete CVSS Guide
· On-line Calculator V2
· X-Force Database
· IBM Product Security Incident Response Program
· IBM Tivoli Directory Server Support
|Created/Revised by||Date of Creation/Update||Summary of Changes|
|brookh||2012/04/17||Add CVSS disclaimer|
|brookh||2014/04/25||Redirect broken DCF links to fix central|
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LDAP TDS ITDS IDS
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IBM Security Directory Server
Software version: 6.1, 6.2, 6.3
Operating system(s): Platform Independent
Software edition: All Editions
Reference #: 1591267
Modified date: 25 April 2014
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