openSUSE Security Update : dovecot12 (dovecot12-1811)

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Synopsis :

The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.

Description :

Dovecot created the configured 'base_dir' (/var/run/dovecot) with mode
0777 if it didn't exist, therefore allowing local users to mess with
e.g. the authentication socket (CVE-2009-3897).

Note that /var/run/dovecot is part of the dovecot rpm with proper
permission settings. Therefor dovecot is not vulnerable in the default
configuration as shipped on openSUSE.

See also :

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=none
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=557184

Solution :

Update the affected dovecot12 packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.6
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 44053 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2009-3897

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