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The remote mail server is affected by an authentication bypass
The remote host is running Dovecot, an open source IMAP4 / POP3 server
for Linux / Unix.
The version of Dovecot installed on the remote host uses a TAB
character as a delimiter internally but fails to escape them when they
appear in a password. Provided Dovecot is configured to use a
blocking passdb, an attacker can leverage this issue to bypass
authentication and gain access to a user's mailbox.
See also :
Upgrade to Dovecot v1.0.13 / v1.1.rc3 or later.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.8
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.0
Public Exploit Available : true
Nessus Plugin ID: 31466 (dovecot_auth_bypass.nasl)
Bugtraq ID: 28181
CVE ID: CVE-2008-1218
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