GLSA 200809-05 Courier Authentication Library: SQL injection vulnerability
Posted on: 09/06/2008 12:05 AM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - Courier Authentication Library: SQL injection vulnerability. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200809-05
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Severity: Normal
Title: Courier Authentication Library: SQL injection vulnerability=

Date: September 05, 2008
Bugs: #225407
ID: 200809-05

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Synopsis
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An SQL injection vulnerability has been discovered in the Courier
Authentication Library.

Background
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The Courier Authentication Library is a generic authentication API that
encapsulates the process of validating account passwords.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 net-libs/courier-authlib lt; 0.60.6 gt;= 0.60.=
6

Description
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It has been discovered that some input (e.g. the username) passed to
the library are not properly sanitised before being used in SQL
queries.

Impact
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A remote attacker could provide specially crafted input to the library,
possibly resulting in the remote execution of arbitrary SQL commands.
NOTE: Exploitation of this vulnerability requires that a MySQL database
is used for authentication and that a Non-Latin character set is
selected.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All Courier Authentication Library users should upgrade to the latest
version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=net-libs/courier-authlib-0.60.6=
"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2008-2667
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-2667

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200809-05.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2008 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5



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