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The remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
From Red Hat Security Advisory 2009:1116 :
Updated cyrus-imapd packages that fix a security issue are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.
This update has been rated as having important security impact by the
Red Hat Security Response Team.
The cyrus-imapd packages contain a high-performance mail server with
IMAP, POP3, NNTP, and SIEVE support.
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
Users of cyrus-imapd are advised to upgrade to these updated packages,
which resolve this issue. After installing the update, cyrus-imapd
will be restarted automatically.
See also :
Update the affected cyrus-imapd packages.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks
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CVE ID: CVE-2009-0688
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