Amazon Linux 2 : dovecot (ALAS-2019-1347)

High Nessus Plugin ID 130600

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VPR Score: 7.4


The remote Amazon Linux 2 host is missing a security update.


In Dovecot before and 2.3.x before (and Pigeonhole before, protocol processing can fail for quoted strings. This occurs because '\\0' characters are mishandled, and can lead to out-of-bounds writes and remote code execution.(CVE-2019-11500)


Run 'yum update dovecot' to update your system.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 130600

File Name: al2_ALAS-2019-1347.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2019/11/07

Updated: 2019/12/17

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:amazon:linux:dovecot, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:dovecot-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:dovecot-devel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:dovecot-mysql, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:dovecot-pgsql, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:dovecot-pigeonhole, cpe:/o:amazon:linux:2

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2019/11/07

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2019/08/29

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-11500

ALAS: 2019-1347