Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : dovecot (MDVSA-2011:101)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

A vulnerability has been identified and fixed in dovecot :

lib-mail/message-header-parser.c in Dovecot 1.2.x before 1.2.17 and
2.0.x before 2.0.13 does not properly handle '&#0
' (NUL) characters
in header names, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of
service (daemon crash or mailbox corruption) via a crafted e-mail
message (CVE-2011-1929).

Packages for 2009.0 are provided as of the Extended Maintenance
Program. Please visit this link to learn more:
http://store.mandriva.com/product_info.php?cPath=149 products_id=490

The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.7
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 54839 ()

Bugtraq ID: 47930

CVE ID: CVE-2011-1929