Ubuntu 8.10 : dovecot vulnerability (USN-666-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2008-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2009-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

It was discovered that certain email headers were not correctly
handled by Dovecot. If a remote attacker sent a specially crafted
email to a user with a mailbox managed by Dovecot, that user's mailbox
would become inaccessible through Dovecot, leading to a denial of

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 packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 37538 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-4907

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