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The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
A bug was found in cyrus-sasl's DIGEST-MD5 authentication mechanism.
As part of the DIGEST-MD5 authentication exchange, the client is
expected to send a specific set of information to the server. If one
of these items (the 'realm') was not sent or was malformed, it was
possible for a remote unauthenticated attacker to cause a denial of
service (segmentation fault) on the server. (CVE-2006-1721)
This errata also fixes the following bugs in Scientific Linux 4 :
- the Kerberos 5 library included in Red Hat Enterprise
Linux 4 was not thread safe. This update adds
functionality which allows it to be used safely in a
- several memory leak bugs were fixed in cyrus-sasl's
DIGEST-MD5 authentication plug-in.
- /dev/urandom is now used by default on systems which
don't support hwrandom. Previously, dev/random was the
- cyrus-sasl needs zlib-devel to build properly. This
dependency information is now included in the package.
See also :
Update the affected packages.
Risk factor :
Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.6
Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 60245 ()
CVE ID: CVE-2006-1721
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