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[ GLSA 200809-05 ] Courier Authentication Library: SQL injection vulnerability
From: Pierre-Yves Rofes <py () gentoo org>
Date: Fri, 05 Sep 2008 22:56:31 +0200

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200809-05
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                                             http://security.gentoo.org/
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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
========

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

Background
==========

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
     -------------------------------------------------------------------
   1  net-libs/courier-authlib      < 0.60.6                  >= 0.60.6

Description
===========

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
======

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
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

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

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

References
==========

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

Availability
============

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?
=========

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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