Updated openldap packages that fix two bugs are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
OpenLDAP is an open source suite of LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol) applications and development tools. The openldap packages contain configuration files, libraries, and documentation for OpenLDAP.
This update fixes the following bugs:
* When running the slapd service with the ppolicy overlay enabled, an attempt to delete the "userPassword" attribute could cause the service to terminate unexpectedly, leaving the database in a corrupted state. With this update, an upstream patch has been applied to address this issue, and deleting the "userPassword" attribute no longer causes the slapd service to crash. (BZ#669043
* Prior to this update, the libldap library did not provide the ldap_init_fd() function, even though certain utilities such as cURL rely on it and could not work properly as a result. This update applies a backported upstream patch that implements this API function, so that these tools can now work as expected. (BZ#671341
All users of openldap are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which resolve these issues.