Ubuntu 2755-1: Cyrus SASL vulnerability

    Date30 Sep 2015
    CategoryUbuntu
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Cyrus SASL could be made to crash if it processed specially crafted input.
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    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2755-1
    September 30, 2015
    
    cyrus-sasl2 vulnerability
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    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    
    - Ubuntu 15.04
    
    Summary:
    
    Cyrus SASL could be made to crash if it processed specially crafted input.
    
    Software Description:
    - cyrus-sasl2: Cyrus Simple Authentication and Security Layer
    
    Details:
    
    It was discovered that Cyrus SASL incorrectly handled certain invalid
    password salts. An attacker could use this issue to cause Cyrus SASL to
    crash, resulting in a denial of service.
    
    Update instructions:
    
    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
    package versions:
    
    Ubuntu 15.04:
      libsasl2-2                      2.1.26.dfsg1-13ubuntu0.1
    
    After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make
    all the necessary changes.
    
    References:
      http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-2755-1
      CVE-2013-4122
    
    Package Information:
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/cyrus-sasl2/2.1.26.dfsg1-13ubuntu0.1
    
    
    
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