Ubuntu 8.10 : dovecot vulnerability (USN-666-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2008-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2009-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

It was discovered that certain email headers were not correctly
handled by Dovecot. If a remote attacker sent a specially crafted
email to a user with a mailbox managed by Dovecot, that user's mailbox
would become inaccessible through Dovecot, leading to a denial of

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 37538 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-4907