FreeBSD : dovecot -- Insecure directory permissions (30211c45-e52a-11de-b5cd-00e0815b8da8)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 43104


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


Dovecot author reports :

Dovecot v1.2.x had been creating base_dir (and its parents if necessary) with 0777 permissions. The base_dir's permissions get changed to 0755 automatically at startup, but you may need to chmod the parent directories manually.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 43104

File Name: freebsd_pkg_30211c45e52a11deb5cd00e0815b8da8.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/12/11

Modified: 2015/05/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.6

Temporal Score: 3.8

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

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

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/12/10

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2009/11/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-3897

BID: 37084

Secunia: 37443

CWE: 264