Ubuntu 7.04 / 7.10 : dovecot vulnerability (USN-567-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2008-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2008-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

It was discovered that in very rare configurations using LDAP, Dovecot
may reuse cached connections for users with the same password. As a
result, a user may be able to login as another if the connection is
reused. The default Ubuntu configuration of Dovecot was not

Solution :

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

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 29964 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-6598