Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 6.10 / 7.04 : dovecot vulnerability (USN-487-1)

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


Synopsis :

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

Description :

It was discovered that Dovecot, when configured to use non-system-user
spools and compressed folders, would allow directory traversals in
mailbox names. Remote authenticated users could potentially read email
owned by other users.

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 : 4.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 28088 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-2231