GLSA-200809-05 : Courier Authentication Library: SQL injection vulnerability

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 34104


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200809-05 (Courier Authentication Library: SQL injection vulnerability)

It has been discovered that some input (e.g. the username) passed to the library are not properly sanitised before being used in SQL queries.
Impact :

A remote attacker could provide specially crafted input to the library, possibly resulting in the remote execution of arbitrary SQL commands.
NOTE: Exploitation of this vulnerability requires that a MySQL database is used for authentication and that a Non-Latin character set is selected.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All Courier Authentication Library users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-libs/courier-authlib-0.60.6'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 34104

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200809-05.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Published: 2008/09/08

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.1

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:courier-authlib, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2008/09/05

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-2667

OSVDB: 47516

GLSA: 200809-05

CWE: 89