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Courier Authentication Library: SQL Injection vulnerability



Courier Authentication Library: SQL Injection vulnerability
Courier Authentication Library: SQL Injection vulnerability



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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200903-25
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  Severity: Normal
     Title: Courier Authentication Library: SQL Injection vulnerability
      Date: March 11, 2009
      Bugs: #252576
        ID: 200903-25

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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      < 0.62.2                  >= 0.62.2

Description
==========
It has been reported that some parameters used in SQL queries are not
properly sanitized before being processed when using a non-Latin locale
Postgres database.

Impact
=====
A remote attacker could send specially crafted input to an application
using the library, possibly resulting in the execution of arbitrary SQL
commands.

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-0.62.2"

References
=========
  [ 1 ] CVE-2008-2380
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-2380 

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-200903-25.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 2009 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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