Amazon Linux 2 : dovecot (ALAS-2020-1473)

High Nessus Plugin ID 139852

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VPR Score: 7.4

Synopsis

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

Description

The version of tested product installed on the remote host is prior to tested version. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the ALAS2-2020-1473 advisory.

- It was discovered that Dovecot before versions 2.2.36.1 and 2.3.4.1 incorrectly handled client certificates. A remote attacker in possession of a valid certificate with an empty username field could possibly use this issue to impersonate other users. (CVE-2019-3814)

- In Dovecot before 2.2.36.3 and 2.3.x before 2.3.5.1, a local attacker can cause a buffer overflow in the indexer-worker process, which can be used to elevate to root. This occurs because of missing checks in the fts and pop3-uidl components. (CVE-2019-7524)

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.

Solution

Run 'yum update dovecot' to update your system.

See Also

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/AL2/ALAS-2020-1473.html

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/CVE-2019-3814

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/CVE-2019-7524

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 139852

File Name: al2_ALAS-2020-1473.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2020/08/26

Updated: 2020/08/26

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 7.4

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2019-7524

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/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: 2020/08/18

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2019/03/27

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-3814, CVE-2019-7524

BID: 107672

ALAS: 2020-1473