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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2004-0884

Original release date: 01/27/2005
Last revised: 08/21/2010


The (1) libsasl and (2) libsasl2 libraries in Cyrus-SASL 2.1.18 and earlier trust the SASL_PATH environment variable to find all available SASL plug-ins, which allows local users to execute arbitrary code by modifying the SASL_PATH to point to malicious programs.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 7.2 HIGH
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Locally exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Provides administrator access, Allows complete confidentiality, integrity, and availability violation; Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows disruption of service

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External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200410-05
External Source: MANDRAKE
Name: MDKSA-2004:106
External Source: TRUSTIX
Name: 2004-0053
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2004:546
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20050128 [OpenPKG-SA-2005.004] OpenPKG Security Advisory (sasl)
External Source: XF
Name: cyrus-sasl-saslpath(17643)
Type: Advisory
External Source: CIAC
Name: P-003
External Source: BID
Name: 11347
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FLSA:2137
External Source: APPLE
Name: APPLE-SA-2005-03-21
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-563
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-568
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11678
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=134657

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11678
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

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