Fedora Core 2 : cyrus-sasl-2.1.18-2.2 (2004-332)

This script is Copyright (C) 2004-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Fedora Core host is missing a security update.

Description :

At application startup, libsasl and libsasl2 attempt to build a list
of all SASL plug-ins which are available on the system. To do so, the
libraries search for and attempt to load every shared library found
within the plug-in directory. This location can be set with the
SASL_PATH environment variable.

In situations where an untrusted local user can affect the environment
of a privileged process, this behavior could be exploited to run
arbitrary code with the privileges of a setuid or setgid application.
The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has
assigned the name CVE-2004-0884 to this issue.

Users of cyrus-sasl should upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain backported patches and are not vulnerable to this issue.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?9dd090fd

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Fedora Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 15454 (fedora_2004-332.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-0884

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