Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : dovecot (MDVSA-2009:242)

High Nessus Plugin ID 41050


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


A vulnerability was discovered and corrected in dovecot :

Multiple stack-based buffer overflows in the Sieve plugin in Dovecot 1.0 before 1.0.4 and 1.1 before 1.1.7, as derived from Cyrus libsieve, allow context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via a crafted SIEVE script, as demonstrated by forwarding an e-mail message to a large number of recipients, a different vulnerability than CVE-2009-2632 (CVE-2009-3235).

This update provides a solution to this vulnerability.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 41050

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2009-242.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/09/23

Modified: 2016/05/17

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:dovecot, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:dovecot-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:dovecot-plugins-gssapi, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:dovecot-plugins-ldap, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2009.0

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/09/22

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-3235

BID: 36377

OSVDB: 58103

MDVSA: 2009:242

CWE: 119