GLSA-200410-05 : Cyrus-SASL: Buffer overflow and SASL_PATH vulnerabilities

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200410-05
(Cyrus-SASL: Buffer overflow and SASL_PATH vulnerabilities)

Cyrus-SASL contains a remote buffer overflow in the digestmda5.c file.
Additionally, under certain conditions it is possible for a local user
to exploit a vulnerability in the way the SASL_PATH environment
variable is honored (CAN-2004-0884).

Impact :

An attacker might be able to execute arbitrary code with the Effective
ID of the application calling the Cyrus-SASL libraries.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

Solution :

All Cyrus-SASL users should upgrade to the latest stable version:
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv '>=dev-libs/cyrus-sasl-2.1.18-r2'
# emerge '>=dev-libs/cyrus-sasl-2.1.18-r2'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 15431 (gentoo_GLSA-200410-05.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-0884

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