openSUSE 10 Security Update : dovecot (dovecot-5647)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 34320


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


When configured with 'mail_extra_groups' dovecot potentially allowed users to read mail boxes of other users. This is not the case in the default configuration of on openSUSE (CVE-2008-1199).

By using tab characters in passwords remote attackers could potentially acquire unauthorized access (CVE-2008-1218).

Flaws in caching LDAP data could lead to users getting logged in with the wrong account (CVE-2007-6598).


Update the affected dovecot packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 34320

File Name: suse_dovecot-5647.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.7 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2008/10/01

Modified: 2016/12/22

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:dovecot, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:dovecot-devel, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:10.2, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:10.3

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

Patch Publication Date: 2008/09/29

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-6598, CVE-2008-1199, CVE-2008-1218

CWE: 16, 59, 255, 264