CVE-2017-14159CVE-2017-14159

Affected configuration(s):

cpe:/a:openldap:openldap:2.4.45

Date published: 2017-09-05T14:29:00.133-04:00

Date last modified: 2017-09-11T13:33:34.837-04:00

CVSS Score: 1.9

Principal attack vector: LOCAL

Complexity:  MEDIUM

Reference URL: http://www.openldap.org/its/index.cgi?findid=8703

Summary: slapd in OpenLDAP 2.4.45 and earlier creates a PID file after dropping privileges to a non-root account, which might allow local users to kill arbitrary processes by leveraging access to this non-root account for PID file modification before a root script executes a “kill `cat /pathname`” command, as demonstrated by openldap-initscript.

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