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Date: Wed, 26 Oct 2011 16:26:45 +0200
From: Marcus Meissner <>
To: OSS Security List <>
Subject: CVE Request: openldap2 UTF8StringNormalize() can cause a (one-byte) buffer overflow


From our openldap2 Maintainer Ralf:
|A bug in UTF8StringNormalize() can cause a (one-byte) buffer overflow when it
|is passed a zero length string. (Can e.g. be triggered by passing a
|"postalAddressAttribute" with the value "$" (or no value a all). What the code
|does is writing a '\0' past a 1-byte long buffer allocated on the heap. (At
|least as far as I understand it)
|Upstream Bug: ITS#7059
|This bug is present in older releases as well.
|I wonder if this is really security relevant as it seem the worst that might
|happen is that an authenticated user can crash the daemon. I was not able to do
|so during a short test but I guess that is just a matter of trying long enough.

Ciao, Marcus

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