GLSA-201412-03 : Dovecot: Denial of Service

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201412-03
(Dovecot: Denial of Service)

Dovecot does not properly close connections, allowing a resource
exhaustion for incomplete SSL/TLS handshakes.

Impact :

A remote attacker could possibly cause a Denial of Service condition.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201412-03

Solution :

All Dovecot users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-mail/dovecot-2.2.13'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 79813 ()

Bugtraq ID: 67306

CVE ID: CVE-2014-3430

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