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Secunia Security Advisory 44500

Secunia Security Advisory 44500
Posted May 10, 2011
Authored by Secunia | Site secunia.com

Secunia Security Advisory - A vulnerability has been reported in Postfix, which can be exploited by malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial of Service) or potentially compromise a vulnerable system.

tags | advisory, denial of service
MD5 | ba0693916e380b341ae984730b00dcc3

Secunia Security Advisory 44500

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TITLE:
Postfix SMTP SASL Authentication Context Data Reuse Vulnerability

SECUNIA ADVISORY ID:
SA44500

VERIFY ADVISORY:
Secunia.com
http://secunia.com/advisories/44500/
Customer Area (Credentials Required)
https://ca.secunia.com/?page=viewadvisory&vuln_id=44500

RELEASE DATE:
2011-05-11

DISCUSS ADVISORY:
http://secunia.com/advisories/44500/#comments

AVAILABLE ON SITE AND IN CUSTOMER AREA:
* Last Update
* Popularity
* Comments
* Criticality Level
* Impact
* Where
* Solution Status
* Operating System / Software
* CVE Reference(s)

http://secunia.com/advisories/44500/

ONLY AVAILABLE IN CUSTOMER AREA:
* Authentication Level
* Report Reliability
* Secunia PoC
* Secunia Analysis
* Systems Affected
* Approve Distribution
* Remediation Status
* Secunia CVSS Score
* CVSS

https://ca.secunia.com/?page=viewadvisory&vuln_id=44500

ONLY AVAILABLE WITH SECUNIA CSI AND SECUNIA PSI:
* AUTOMATED SCANNING

http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/personal/
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/corporate/wsus_sccm_3rd_third_party_patching/

DESCRIPTION:
A vulnerability has been reported in Postfix, which can be exploited
by malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial of Service) or potentially
compromise a vulnerable system.

The vulnerability is caused due to the Cyrus SASL library in the SMTP
server not releasing session context data structures when processing
certain authentication methods (e.g. CRAM-MD5 or DIGEST-MD5). This
can be exploited to access or manipulate context dependent memory by
aborting an authentication session and starting a new one.

Successful exploitation requires that Cyrus SASL authentication is
enabled (e.g. "smtpd_sasl_auth_enable = yes") and supports methods
other than PLAIN or LOGIN.

NOTE: Successful exploitation for arbitrary code execution has not
been proven, but cannot be ruled out based on current vulnerability
details. This section will be updated when more information becomes
available.

The vulnerability is reported in versions prior to 2.5.13, 2.6.10,
2.7.4, and 2.8.3.

SOLUTION:
Update to version 2.5.13, 2.6.10, 2.7.4, or 2.8.3.

PROVIDED AND/OR DISCOVERED BY:
The vendor credits Thomas Jarosch, Intra2net AG.

ORIGINAL ADVISORY:
http://www.postfix.org/CVE-2011-1720.html
http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.mail.postfix.announce/127

OTHER REFERENCES:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/products/corporate/EVM/

DEEP LINKS:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/products/corporate/EVM/

EXTENDED DESCRIPTION:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/products/corporate/EVM/

EXTENDED SOLUTION:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/products/corporate/EVM/

EXPLOIT:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/products/corporate/EVM/

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About:
This Advisory was delivered by Secunia as a free service to help
private users keeping their systems up to date against the latest
vulnerabilities.

Subscribe:
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Please Note:
Secunia recommends that you verify all advisories you receive by
clicking the link.
Secunia NEVER sends attached files with advisories.
Secunia does not advise people to install third party patches, only
use those supplied by the vendor.

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