Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 8.04 LTS / 8.10 / 9.04 : cyrus-sasl2 vulnerability (USN-790-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2009-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2009-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

James Ralston discovered that the Cyrus SASL base64 encoding function
could be used unsafely. If a remote attacker sent a specially crafted
request to a service that used SASL, it could lead to a loss of
privacy, or crash the application, resulting in a denial of service.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 39515 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2009-0688