A new release of cyrus-sasl and related packages is available.
The previous 2.1.25-1 package included an ABI change from upstream
without updating the DLL names. This can cause problems with other
packages that were compiled against the earlier version of
cyrus-sasl (e.g., exim or openldap).
Users of those packages should downgrade their libsasl2 package to
2.1.23-1 to avoid any problems.
This update includes a new libsasl2_3 package that can be installed
in parallel with the older libsasl2 package.
Rebuild against libdb5.3.
SASL is the Simple Authentication and Security Layer, a method for
adding authentication support to connection-based protocols. To use
SASL, a protocol includes a command for identifying and
authenticating a user to a server and for optionally negotiating
protection of subsequent protocol interactions. If its use is
negotiated, a security layer is inserted between the protocol and