Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 8.04 LTS / 8.10 / 9.04 : cyrus-sasl2 vulnerability (USN-790-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 39515
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionJames Ralston discovered that the Cyrus SASL base64 encoding function could be used unsafely. If a remote attacker sent a specially crafted request to a service that used SASL, it could lead to a loss of privacy, or crash the application, resulting in a denial of service.
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.