Ubuntu 7.04 / 7.10 : dovecot vulnerability (USN-567-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2008-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2008-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related

Description :

It was discovered that in very rare configurations using LDAP, Dovecot
may reuse cached connections for users with the same password. As a
result, a user may be able to login as another if the connection is
reused. The default Ubuntu configuration of Dovecot was not

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, dovecot-imapd and / or
dovecot-pop3d packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 29964 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-6598

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