Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : cyrus-sasl (MDKSA-2002:018)
High Nessus Plugin ID 13926
SynopsisThe remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionKari Hurtta discovered that a format bug exists in the Cyrus SASL library, which is used to provide an authentication API for mail clients and servers, as well as other services such as LDAP. The format bug was found in one of the logging functions which could be used by an attacker to obtain access to a machine or to possibly acquire elevated privileges. Thanks to the SuSE security team for providing the fix.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.