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MDKSA-2006:073: cyrus-sasl Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the cyrus-sasl package

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory MDKSA-2006:073 (cyrus-sasl).

A vulnerability in the CMU Cyrus Simple Authentication and Security Layer
(SASL) library < 2.1.21, has an unknown impact and remote unauthenticated
attack vectors, related to DIGEST-MD5 negotiation. In practice, Marcus Meissner
found it is possible to crash the cyrus-imapd daemon with a carefully crafted
communication that leaves out 'realm=...' in the reply or the initial server
response. Updated packages have been patched to address this issue.

Solution :
Threat Level: High

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