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[GLSA-200410-05] Cyrus-SASL: Buffer overflow and SASL_PATH vulnerabilities Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Cyrus-SASL: Buffer overflow and SASL_PATH vulnerabilities
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
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
A possible hacker might be able to execute arbitrary code with the Effective ID
of the application calling the Cyrus-SASL libraries.
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"
Threat Level: High
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