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

This script is Copyright (C) 2006-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

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 :

An attacker 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.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200604-09.xml

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'

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.6
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 21255 (gentoo_GLSA-200604-09.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-1721