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[GLSA-200410-05] Cyrus-SASL: Buffer overflow and SASL_PATH vulnerabilities

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Cyrus-SASL: Buffer overflow and SASL_PATH vulnerabilities

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200410-05
(Cyrus-SASL: Buffer overflow and SASL_PATH vulnerabilities)


Cyrus-SASL contains a remote buffer overflow in the digestmda5.c file.
Additionally, under certain conditions it is possible for a local user to
exploit a vulnerability in the way the SASL_PATH environment variable is
honored (CVE-2004-0884).

Impact

A possible hacker might be able to execute arbitrary code with the Effective ID
of the application calling the Cyrus-SASL libraries.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2004-0884


Solution:
All Cyrus-SASL users should upgrade to the latest stable version:
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv ">=dev-libs/cyrus-sasl-2.1.18-r2"
# emerge ">=dev-libs/cyrus-sasl-2.1.18-r2"


Network Security Threat Level: High


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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