ID SSA-2009-134-01
Type slackware
Reporter Slackware Linux Project
Modified 2009-05-14T17:07:08


New cyrus-sasl packages are available for Slackware 10.2, 11.0, 12.0, 12.1, 12.2, and -current to fix a security issue. A buffer overflow in the sasl_encode64() function could lead to a denial of service or possible execution of arbitrary code.

More details about this issue may be found in the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) database:

Here are the details from the Slackware 12.2 ChangeLog:

patches/packages/cyrus-sasl-2.1.23-i486-1_slack12.2.tgz: Upgraded to cyrus-sasl-2.1.23. This fixes a buffer overflow in the sasl_encode64() function that could lead to crashes or the execution of arbitrary code. For more information, see: ( Security fix )

Where to find the new packages:

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Thanks to the friendly folks at the OSU Open Source Lab ( for donating additional FTP and rsync hosting to the Slackware project! :-)

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Updated package for Slackware 10.2:

Updated package for Slackware 11.0:

Updated package for Slackware 12.0:

Updated package for Slackware 12.1:

Updated package for Slackware 12.2:

Updated package for Slackware -current:

MD5 signatures:

Slackware 10.2 package: e7715adc9687421e11ef18bc98a06d9b cyrus-sasl-2.1.23-i486-1_slack10.2.tgz

Slackware 11.0 package: 9f283935b166b44fa321d89594c828bd cyrus-sasl-2.1.23-i486-1_slack11.0.tgz

Slackware 12.0 package: 03d5b6ea37db7e6c9a69eb2d70f45368 cyrus-sasl-2.1.23-i486-1_slack12.0.tgz

Slackware 12.1 package: e472a88dee87be4f0f8a0cdb26b71f19 cyrus-sasl-2.1.23-i486-1_slack12.1.tgz

Slackware 12.2 package: 76ba85de3bde65d3d48cd6643b9a63b8 cyrus-sasl-2.1.23-i486-1_slack12.2.tgz

Slackware -current package: 089ed7728db2130f30bcf7504f961d00 cyrus-sasl-2.1.23-i486-1.txz

Installation instructions:

Upgrade the package as root: > upgradepkg cyrus-sasl-2.1.23-i486-1_slack12.2.tgz

Then, restart any network services (such as sendmail) that use the SASL libraries.