Scientific Linux Security Update : cyrus-imapd on SL4.x, SL5.x i386/x86_64

This script is Copyright (C) 2012 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

It was discovered that the Cyrus SASL library (cyrus-sasl) does not
always reliably terminate output from the sasl_encode64() function
used by programs using this library. The Cyrus IMAP server
(cyrus-imapd) relied on this function's output being properly
terminated. Under certain conditions, improperly terminated output
from sasl_encode64() could, potentially, cause cyrus-imapd to crash,
disclose portions of its memory, or lead to SASL authentication
failures. (CVE-2009-0688)

After installing the update, cyrus-imapd will be restarted

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60601 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2009-0688