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

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 54298


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


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).

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The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 54298

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2011-090.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.7 $

Type: local

Published: 2011/05/18

Modified: 2016/05/17

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64postfix1, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libpostfix1, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:postfix, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:postfix-cdb, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:postfix-ldap, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:postfix-mysql, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:postfix-pcre, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:postfix-pgsql, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2009.0, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2010.1

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/Mandrake/release, Host/Mandrake/rpm-list

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2011/05/17

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-1720

BID: 47778

MDVSA: 2011:090