Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 10.10 / 11.04 : dovecot vulnerability (USN-1143-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2011-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2011-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

It was discovered that the message header parser in Dovecot did not
properly handle '\0' characters in header names. This could allow a
remote attacker to cause a denial of service through a crafted email
message by crashing the Dovecot daemon or corrupting mailboxes.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected dovecot-common package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 55106 ()

Bugtraq ID: 47930

CVE ID: CVE-2011-1929