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
service.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

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

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 37538 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-4907