FreeBSD : dovecot -- security hole in blocking passdbs (b39bdc06-ee42-11dc-8678-00a0cce0781e)

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Synopsis :

The remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.

Description :

Dovecot reports :

Security hole in blocking passdbs (MySQL always. PAM, passwd and
shadow if blocking=yes) where user could specify extra fields in the
password. The main problem here is when specifying
'skip_password_check' introduced in v1.0.11 for fixing master user
logins, allowing the user to log in as anyone without a valid

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected package.

Risk factor :


Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 31438 (freebsd_pkg_b39bdc06ee4211dc867800a0cce0781e.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:


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