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

High Nessus Plugin ID 15431


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


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.


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'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 15431

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200410-05.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Published: 2004/10/07

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:cyrus-sasl, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2004/10/07

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2004/10/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0884, CVE-2005-0373

OSVDB: 10554, 10555

GLSA: 200410-05