Cyrus-SASL SASL_PATH environment variable

cyrus-sasl-saslpath (17643) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

Carnegie Mellon University's Cyrus-SASL library could allow a local attacker to supply a specially-crafted SASL_PATH environment variable and possibly execute arbitrary code on the system.


Consequences:

Gain Privileges

Remedy:

For Gentoo Linux:
Upgrade to the latest version of Cyrus-SASL (2.1.18-r2 or later), as listed in GLSA 200410-05 / Cyrus-SASL. See References.

For Red Hat Linux:
Upgrade to the latest cyrus-sasl package, as listed below. Refer to RHSA-2004:546-18 for more information. See References.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 3), ES (v. 3), WS (v. 3), Desktop: 2.1.15-10 or later

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 2.1), ES (v. 2.1), WS (v. 2.1), Advanced Workstation (v.2.1): 1.5.24-26 or later

For Mandrake Linux:
Upgrade to the latest cyrus-sasl package, as listed below. Refer to Mandrakesoft Security Advisory MDKSA-2004:106 for more information. See References.

Mandrake Linux 9.2: 2.1.15-4.1.92mdk or later
Mandrake Linux 10.0: 2.1.15-10.1.100mdk or later
Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 2.1: 1.5.27-5.1.C21mdk or later

For Trustix Secure Linux:
Upgrade to the latest cyrus-sasl package, as listed below. Refer to Trustix Secure Linux Security Advisory #2004-0053 for more information. See References.

Trustix Secure Linux 2.0: 2.1.15-5tr or later
Trustix Secure Linux 2.1 and Enterprise Linux 2: 2.1.15-8tr or later

For Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 (alias woody):
Upgrade to the latest cyrus-sasl package (1.5.27-3.1woody5 or later), as listed in DSA-563-3. See References.

For Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 (alias woody):
Upgrade to the latest cyrus-sasl-mit package (1.5.24-15woody3 or later), as listed in DSA-568-1. See References.

For Trustix Secure Linux:
Upgrade to the latest cyrus-sasl package, as listed in Trustix Secure Linux Security Advisory #2004-0054 for more information. See References.

For Conectiva Linux:
Upgrade to the latest sasl2 package, as listed below. Refer to Conectiva Linux Security Announcement CLSA-2004:889 for more information. See References.

Conectiva Linux 10.0: 2.1.18-63272U10_2cl or later
Conectiva Linux 9: 2.1.12-23677U90_2cl or later

For OpenPKG:
Upgrade to the latest sasl package, as listed in OpenPKG Security Advisory OpenPKG-SA-2005.004. See References.

OpenPKG CURRENT: 2.2.11-20050214 or later
OpenPKG 2.2: 2.2.8-2.2.2 or later
OpenPKG 2.1: 2.1.18-2.1.1 or later

For other distributions:
Contact your vendor for upgrade or patch information.

References:

Platforms Affected:

  • Carnegie Mellon University Cyrus-SASL
  • Conectiva Linux 10
  • Conectiva Linux 9.0
  • Debian Debian Linux 3.0
  • Gentoo Linux
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 10.0 AMD64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 10.0
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 9.2
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 9.2 AMD64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 2.1
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 2.1 X86_64
  • OpenPKG OpenPKG 2.1
  • OpenPKG OpenPKG 2.2
  • OpenPKG OpenPKG CURRENT
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 2.1 AS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 2.1 ES
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 2.1 WS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 2.1 AW
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 Desktop
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 ES
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 WS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 AS
  • RedHat Linux Advanced Workstation 2.1 Itanium
  • SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 9
  • SUSE SuSE Linux 8.1
  • SUSE SuSE Linux 9.1
  • Trustix Enterprise Server 2
  • Trustix Secure Linux 2.0
  • Trustix Secure Linux 2.1

Reported:

Oct 07, 2004

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