Public Date:
1626079: CVE-2018-14638 389-ds-base: Crash in delete_passwdPolicy when persistent search connections are terminated unexpectedly
A double-free of a password policy structure was found in the way slapd was handling certain errors during persistent search. A unauthenticated attacker could use this flaw to crash Directory Server.

Find out more about CVE-2018-14638 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.


Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6:
This vulnerability has been rated as having a security impact of Moderate. After evaluation and in accordance with the criteria noted in the product support life cycle, there are no plans to address this issue in an upcoming release. Please contact Red Hat Support for further information.

CVSS v3 metrics

CVSS3 Base Score 7.5
CVSS3 Base Metrics CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H
Attack Vector Network
Attack Complexity Low
Privileges Required None
User Interaction None
Scope Unchanged
Confidentiality None
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact High

Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (389-ds-base) RHSA-2018:2757 2018-09-25

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 389-ds-base Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 389-ds-base Will not fix
Unless explicitly stated as not affected, all previous versions of packages in any minor update stream of a product listed here should be assumed vulnerable, although may not have been subject to full analysis.


This issue was discovered by Viktor Ashirov (Red Hat).
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