CVE-2015-1545 (openldap)

National Cyber Awareness System

Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2015-1545

Original release date: 02/12/2015

Last revised: 02/13/2015



The deref_parseCtrl function in servers/slapd/overlays/deref.c in OpenLDAP 2.4.13 through 2.4.40 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and crash) via an empty attribute list in a deref control in a search request.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):

Impact Subscore: 2.9

Exploitability Subscore: 10.0

CVSS Version 2 Metrics:

Access Vector: Network exploitable

Access Complexity: Low

Authentication: Not required to exploit

Impact Type: Allows disruption of service

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External Source: CONFIRM


Type: Advisory; Exploit

External Source: MLIST

Name: [oss-security] 20150207 Re: CVE request: two OpenLDAP DoS issues

External Source: BID

Name: 72519

External Source: CONFIRM


External Source: CONFIRM


Technical Details

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