SUSE SLES12 Security Update : dovecot22 (SUSE-SU-2017:1250-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 100152


The remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.


This update for dovecot22 to version fixes the following issues: This security issue was fixed :

- CVE-2017-2669: Don't double-expand %variables in keys.
If dict was used as the authentication passdb, using specially crafted %variables in the username could be used to cause DoS (bsc#1032248) Additionally stronger SSL default ciphers are now used.

The update package also includes non-security fixes. See advisory for details.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the SUSE security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


To install this SUSE Security Update use YaST online_update.
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product :

SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 12-SP2:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SDK-12-SP2-2017-747=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 12-SP1:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SDK-12-SP1-2017-747=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for Raspberry Pi 12-SP2:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-RPI-12-SP2-2017-747=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP2:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP2-2017-747=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP1:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP1-2017-747=1

To bring your system up-to-date, use 'zypper patch'.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 100152

File Name: suse_SU-2017-1250-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/05/12

Modified: 2017/12/28

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.4

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:dovecot22, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:dovecot22-backend-mysql, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:dovecot22-backend-mysql-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:dovecot22-backend-pgsql, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:dovecot22-backend-pgsql-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:dovecot22-backend-sqlite, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:dovecot22-backend-sqlite-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:dovecot22-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:dovecot22-debugsource, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:12

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/SuSE/release, Host/SuSE/rpm-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/05/11

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-2669

OSVDB: 155237