FreeBSD : dovecot -- security hole in blocking passdbs (b39bdc06-ee42-11dc-8678-00a0cce0781e)

High Nessus Plugin ID 31438


The remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.


Dovecot reports :

Security hole in blocking passdbs (MySQL always. PAM, passwd and shadow if blocking=yes) where user could specify extra fields in the password. The main problem here is when specifying 'skip_password_check' introduced in v1.0.11 for fixing master user logins, allowing the user to log in as anyone without a valid password.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 31438

File Name: freebsd_pkg_b39bdc06ee4211dc867800a0cce0781e.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.9 $

Type: local

Published: 2008/03/13

Modified: 2013/06/22

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:dovecot, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Patch Publication Date: 2008/03/10

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2008/03/09

Reference Information

Secunia: 29295