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

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2006-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2006-2016 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.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

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

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 21291 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-1721