Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 8.04 LTS / 10.04 LTS / 10.10 / 11.04 : postfix vulnerability (USN-1131-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2011-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2011-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

Thomas Jarosch discovered that Postfix incorrectly handled
authentication mechanisms other than PLAIN and LOGIN when the Cyrus
SASL library is used. A remote attacker could use this to cause
Postfix to crash, leading to a denial of service, or possibly execute
arbitrary code as the postfix user.

Solution :

Update the affected postfix package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.0
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 55092 ()

Bugtraq ID: 47778

CVE ID: CVE-2011-1720