Vulnerability Assessment & Network Security Forums



If through a vulnerability assessment, a network security issue is detected for the vulnerability below, applying the appropriate security patches in a timely matter is very important.  If you have detected that your system has already been compromised, following CERT's Network Security recovery document will assist with recommended steps for system recovery.


Home >> Browse Vulnerability Assessment Database >> Gentoo Local Security Checks >> [GLSA-200410-05] Cyrus-SASL: Buffer overflow and SASL_PATH vulnerabilities


Vulnerability Assessment Details

[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

Cables, Connectors

Vintage Mainframe NCR Flowchart Template Stencil Computer Programming 1960's
$2.95
Vintage Mainframe NCR Flowchart Template Stencil Computer Programming 1960's picturePeavey MM980NT Architectural Acoustics Mainframe Media Matrix CPU
$99.99
Peavey MM980NT Architectural Acoustics Mainframe Media Matrix CPU pictureIBM Model 9306-RTP Power Distribution Unit AS400 MainFrame Iseries TESTED
$34.99
IBM Model 9306-RTP Power Distribution Unit AS400 MainFrame Iseries TESTED pictureComputer Logics LinkUp Micro-to-Mainframe Operations Manual NineTrack System
$25.0
Computer Logics LinkUp Micro-to-Mainframe Operations Manual NineTrack System picture


Discussions

No Discussions have been posted on this vulnerability.