Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 17.10 : dovecot vulnerability (USN-3556-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 106582
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionIt was discovered that Dovecot incorrectly handled certain authentications. An attacker could possibly use this to cause a denial of service.
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SolutionUpdate the affected dovecot-core package.