Public Date:
802514: CVE-2012-1164 openldap (slapd): Assertion failure by processing search queries requesting only attributes for particular entry

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

slapd in OpenLDAP before 2.4.30 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (assertion failure and daemon exit) via an LDAP search query with attrsOnly set to true, which causes empty attributes to be returned.

Find out more about CVE-2012-1164 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.


This issue did not affect openldap as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 as it did not contain the relevant assertion. This has been addressed in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 via

CVSS v2 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v2 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

Base Score 5
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Low
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact Partial

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (openldap) RHSA-2012:0899 2012-06-19

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 openldap Not affected