CentOS 8 : dovecot (CESA-2022:7623)

high Nessus Plugin ID 167192


The remote CentOS host is missing a security update.


The remote CentOS Linux 8 host has packages installed that are affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the CESA-2022:7623 advisory.

- dovecot: Privilege escalation when similar master and non-master passdbs are used (CVE-2022-30550)

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


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 167192

File Name: centos8_RHSA-2022-7623.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 11/9/2022

Updated: 11/30/2022

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Agentless Assessment, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9

Temporal Score: 6.7

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2022-30550


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 7.7

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/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: cpe:/o:centos:centos:8-stream, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:dovecot, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:dovecot-devel, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:dovecot-mysql, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:dovecot-pgsql, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:dovecot-pigeonhole

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/8/2022

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/17/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2022-30550

RHSA: 2022:7623