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The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201309-01
(Cyrus-SASL: Denial of Service)
In the GNU C Library (glibc) from version 2.17 onwards, the crypt()
function call can return NULL when the salt violates specifications or
the system is in FIPS-140 mode and a DES or MD5 hashed password is
passed. When Cyrus-SASL&rsquo
s authentication mechanisms call crypt(), a
NULL may be returned.
A remote attacker could trigger this vulnerability to cause a Denial of
There is no known workaround at this time.
See also :
All Cyrus-SASL users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-libs/cyrus-sasl-2.1.26-r3'
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.7
Public Exploit Available : true