This script is Copyright (C) 2009-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200907-09
(Cyrus-SASL: Execution of arbitrary code)
James Ralston reported that in certain situations, Cyrus-SASL does not
properly terminate strings which can result in buffer overflows when
performing Base64 encoding.
A remote unauthenticated user might send specially crafted packets to a
daemon using Cyrus-SASL, possibly resulting in the execution of
arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the daemon or a
Denial of Service.
There is no known workaround at this time.
See also :
All Cyrus-SASL users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-libs/cyrus-sasl-2.1.23'
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 39780 (gentoo_GLSA-200907-09.nasl)
CVE ID: CVE-2009-0688