USN-1131-1: Postfix vulnerability
11 May 2011
An attacker could send crafted input to Postfix and cause it to crash or run programs.
- postfix - High-performance mail transport agent
Thomas Jarosch discovered that Postfix incorrectly handled authentication
mechanisms other than PLAIN and LOGIN when the Cyrus SASL library is used.
A remote attacker could use this to cause Postfix to crash, leading to a
denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code as the postfix user.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.