Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 6.10 : dovecot vulnerability (USN-387-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2006-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2007-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related

Description :

Dovecot was discovered to have an error when handling its index cache
files. This error could be exploited by authenticated POP and IMAP
users to cause a crash of the Dovecot server, or possibly to execute
arbitrary code. Only servers using the non-default option
'mmap_disable=yes' were vulnerable.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected dovecot-common, dovecot-imapd and / or
dovecot-pop3d packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 27970 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-5973

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