SUSE SLES15 Security Update : dovecot23 (SUSE-SU-2019:2514-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 129554

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VPR Score: 7.4


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


This update for dovecot23 fixes the following issues :

CVE-2019-11500: Fixed the NUL byte handling in IMAP and ManageSieve protocol parsers. (bsc#1145559)

CVE-2019-11499: Fixed a vulnerability where the submission-login would crash over a TLS secured channel (bsc#1133625).

CVE-2019-11494: Fixed a denial of service if the authentication is aborted by disconnecting (bsc#1133624).

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 the SUSE recommended installation methods like YaST online_update or 'zypper patch'.

Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product :

SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Server Applications 15-SP1:zypper in
-t patch SUSE-SLE-Module-Server-Applications-15-SP1-2019-2514=1

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 129554

File Name: suse_SU-2019-2514-1.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2019/10/03

Updated: 2019/12/23

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 7.4

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:dovecot23, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:dovecot23-backend-mysql, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:dovecot23-backend-mysql-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:dovecot23-backend-pgsql, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:dovecot23-backend-pgsql-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:dovecot23-backend-sqlite, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:dovecot23-backend-sqlite-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:dovecot23-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:dovecot23-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:dovecot23-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:dovecot23-fts, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:dovecot23-fts-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:dovecot23-fts-lucene, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:dovecot23-fts-lucene-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:dovecot23-fts-solr, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:dovecot23-fts-solr-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:dovecot23-fts-squat, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:dovecot23-fts-squat-debuginfo, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:15

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2019/10/02

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2019/05/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-11494, CVE-2019-11499, CVE-2019-11500