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Date: Wed, 26 Oct 2011 09:22:01 -0600
From: Kurt Seifried <>
CC: Marcus Meissner <>
Subject: Re: CVE Request: openldap2 UTF8StringNormalize() can
 cause a (one-byte) buffer overflow

On 10/26/2011 08:26 AM, Marcus Meissner wrote:
> Hi,
> 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
> |;selectid=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
Please use CVE-2011-4079 for this issue


-Kurt Seifried / Red Hat Security Response Team

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