This script is Copyright (C) 2012 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
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
Upgrade to Nessus Professional today!
Start your free Nessus Cloud trial now!
Begin Free Trial
The cookie settings on this website are set to 'allow all cookies' to give you the very best website experience. If you continue without changing these settings, you consent to this - but if you want, you can opt out of all cookies by clicking below.