openSUSE 10 Security Update : dovecot (dovecot-5986)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 35677


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


Dovecot didn't properly treat negative access rights therefore allowing attackers to bypass intended access restrictions (CVE-2008-4577)


Update the affected dovecot packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 35677

File Name: suse_dovecot-5986.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2009/02/13

Modified: 2014/06/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.4

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:dovecot, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:dovecot-devel, 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: 2009/02/05

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-4577

CWE: 264