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Oracle Internet Directory LDAP Daemon does not check write permissions properly

Vulnerability Note VU#610904

Original Release Date: 2001-07-09 | Last Revised: 2001-07-09


The Oracle LDAP Daemon (oidldapd version, which ships with Oracle version 8i for Linux version 8.1.7, does not check write permissions properly. This can allow a local user to delete or write to any file on the system.


The Oracle LDAP Daemon (oidldapd version does not check write permissions properly. It generates log files in a directory (ldaplog) that has world-writable permissions. This can be used by local users to erase log files. In conjunction with a symlink attack, a local user can write to or delete any file on the local machine.


A local user can write to or delete any file on the system.


Oracle encourages all Linux directory developers to download the upcoming production version of Oracle Internet Directory, v2.1.1, part of the Oracle 8.1.7 (8i Release 3) server media pack, from

Use chmod to set the file permissions to 710 for the oidldapd and oidmon executables. This will restrict access to privileged users only.

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Updated:  July 09, 2001



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This vulnerability was first published by Juan Manuel Pascual Escriba in a Plazasite advisory.

This document was written by Jason Rafail.

Other Information

CVE IDs: CVE-2001-0300
Severity Metric: 3.00
Date Public: 2000-12-22
Date First Published: 2001-07-09
Date Last Updated: 2001-07-09 14:54 UTC
Document Revision: 23

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