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Vulnerability Assessment Details

[GLSA-200604-09] Cyrus-SASL: DIGEST-MD5 Pre-Authentication Denial of Service

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Cyrus-SASL: DIGEST-MD5 Pre-Authentication Denial of Service

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200604-09
(Cyrus-SASL: DIGEST-MD5 Pre-Authentication Denial of Service)


Cyrus-SASL contains an unspecified vulnerability in the DIGEST-MD5
process that could lead to a Denial of Service.

Impact

A possible hacker could possibly exploit this vulnerability by sending
specially crafted data stream to the Cyrus-SASL server, resulting in a
Denial of Service even if the attacker is not able to authenticate.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-1721


Solution:
All Cyrus-SASL users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-libs/cyrus-sasl-2.1.21-r2"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2006 Michel Arboi

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