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Date: Fri, 12 Jul 2013 15:27:18 +0000
From: "mancha" <>
Subject: CVE request: Cyrus-sasl NULL ptr. dereference

Starting with glibc 2.17 (eglibc 2.17), crypt() fails with
EINVAL (w/ NULL return) if the salt violates specifications.
Additionally, on FIPS-140 enabled Linux systems, DES/MD5-encrypted
passwords passed to crypt() fail with EPERM (w/ NULL return).

When authenticating against Cyrus-sasl via mechanisms that use
glibc's crypt (e.g. getpwent or shadow auth. mechs), and this
crypt() returns a NULL as glibc 2.17+ does on above-described
input, the client crashes the authentication daemon resulting
in a DoS.

Upstream fix:

Backported fixes (versions 2.1.23 & 2.1.26):

Many thanks,


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