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

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2011-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2011-2013 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.

Solution :

Update the affected dovecot-common package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.7
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 55106 ()

Bugtraq ID: 47930

CVE ID: CVE-2011-1929