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

This script is Copyright (C) 2006-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

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 :

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

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

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

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-1721