Scientific Linux Security Update : dovecot on SL6.x i386/srpm/x86_64

This script is Copyright (C) 2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

It was discovered that Dovecot did not properly discard connections
trapped in the SSL/TLS handshake phase. A remote attacker could use
this flaw to cause a denial of service on an IMAP/POP3 server by
exhausting the pool of available connections and preventing further,
legitimate connections to the IMAP/POP3 server to be made.

After installing the updated packages, the dovecot service will be
restarted automatically.

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 76245 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2014-3430