Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : dovecot (MDVSA-2009:306)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

A vulnerability was discovered and corrected in dovecot :

Dovecot 1.2.x before 1.2.8 sets 0777 permissions during creation of
certain directories at installation time, which allows local users to
access arbitrary user accounts by replacing the auth socket, related
to the parent directories of the base_dir directory, and possibly the
base_dir directory itself (CVE-2009-3897).

The updated packages have been patched to correct these issues.

See also :

http://www.dovecot.org/list/dovecot-news/2009-November/000143.html

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.6
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.8
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 48160 (mandriva_MDVSA-2009-306.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 37084

CVE ID: CVE-2009-3897

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