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Security Vulnerability - LDAP Buffer Overflow

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Novell eDirectory 8.8 for All Platforms
Novell eDirectory 8.7.3 for All Platforms


A heap based buffer overflow in LDAP can be exploited to allow for remote execution of code or a denial of service by causing eDirectory to crash.


To resolve this issue for eDirectory 8.8:

Apply eDirectory 8.8.2 FTF2 or later

To resolve this issue for eDirectory 8.7.3:

Apply eDirectory or later

Both patches are available at


Reported to Engineering
Security Alert

Additional Information

This vulnerability was reported by an anonymous researcher working with iDefense VCP.



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  • Document ID:3843876
  • Creation Date:02-APR-08
  • Modified Date:27-JAN-14
    • NetIQeDirectory

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