Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : postfix (MDVSA-2011:090)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

A vulnerability has been found and corrected in postfix :

The SMTP server in Postfix before 2.5.13, 2.6.x before 2.6.10, 2.7.x
before 2.7.4, and 2.8.x before 2.8.3, when certain Cyrus SASL
authentication methods are enabled, does not create a new server
handle after client authentication fails, which allows remote
attackers to cause a denial of service (heap memory corruption and
daemon crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via an invalid AUTH
command with one method followed by an AUTH command with a different
method (CVE-2011-1720).

Packages for 2009.0 are provided as of the Extended Maintenance
Program. Please visit this link to learn more:
http://store.mandriva.com/product_info.php?cPath=149 products_id=490

The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.9
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 54298 ()

Bugtraq ID: 47778

CVE ID: CVE-2011-1720

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