Ubuntu 4.10 / 5.04 / 5.10 : cyrus-sasl2 vulnerability (USN-272-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2006-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2006-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

A Denial of Service vulnerability has been discovered in the SASL
authentication library when using the DIGEST-MD5 plugin. By sending a
specially crafted realm name, a malicious SASL server could exploit
this to crash the application that uses SASL.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.6

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 21291 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-1721