Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 17.10 : dovecot vulnerability (USN-3556-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 106582

Synopsis

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description

It was discovered that Dovecot incorrectly handled certain authentications. An attacker could possibly use this to cause a denial of service.

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Solution

Update the affected dovecot-core package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 106582

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3556-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/02/02

Modified: 2018/02/20

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSSv2

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSSv3

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:dovecot-core, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:17.10

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2018/02/01

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-15132

USN: 3556-1