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Posted 01 September 2013 - 10:14 PM

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 201309-01
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Severity: Normal
Title: Cyrus-SASL: Denial of Service
Date: September 01, 2013
Bugs: #476764
ID: 201309-01

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Synopsis
========

A NULL pointer dereference in Cyrus-SASL may allow remote attackers to
cause a Denial of Service condition.

Background
==========

Cyrus-SASL is an implementation of the Simple Authentication and
Security Layer.

Affected packages
=================

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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 dev-libs/cyrus-sasl < 2.1.26-r3 >= 2.1.26-r3

Description
===========

In the GNU C Library (glibc) from version 2.17 onwards, the crypt()
function call can return NULL when the salt violates specifications or
the system is in FIPS-140 mode and a DES or MD5 hashed password is
passed. When Cyrus-SASL's authentication mechanisms call crypt(), a
NULL may be returned.

Impact
======

A remote attacker could trigger this vulnerability to cause a Denial of
Service condition.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All Cyrus-SASL users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-libs/cyrus-sasl-2.1.26-r3"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2013-4122
http://nvd.nist.gov/...e=CVE-2013-4122

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gent...a-201309-01.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users' machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security ( -at -) gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2013 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommo...enses/by-sa/2.5







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