Scientific Linux Security Update : cyrus-imapd on SL4.x, SL5.x i386/x86_64
High Nessus Plugin ID 60601
SynopsisThe remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionIt was discovered that the Cyrus SASL library (cyrus-sasl) does not always reliably terminate output from the sasl_encode64() function used by programs using this library. The Cyrus IMAP server (cyrus-imapd) relied on this function's output being properly terminated. Under certain conditions, improperly terminated output from sasl_encode64() could, potentially, cause cyrus-imapd to crash, disclose portions of its memory, or lead to SASL authentication failures. (CVE-2009-0688)
After installing the update, cyrus-imapd will be restarted automatically.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.