openSUSE Security Update : dovecot12 (dovecot12-1811)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 44053


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


Dovecot created the configured 'base_dir' (/var/run/dovecot) with mode 0777 if it didn't exist, therefore allowing local users to mess with e.g. the authentication socket (CVE-2009-3897).

Note that /var/run/dovecot is part of the dovecot rpm with proper permission settings. Therefor dovecot is not vulnerable in the default configuration as shipped on openSUSE.


Update the affected dovecot12 packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 44053

File Name: suse_11_2_dovecot12-100118.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.7 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2010/01/19

Modified: 2014/06/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.6

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:dovecot12, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:dovecot12-backend-mysql, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:dovecot12-backend-pgsql, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:dovecot12-backend-sqlite, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:dovecot12-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:dovecot12-fts-lucene, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:11.2

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

Patch Publication Date: 2010/01/18

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-3897

CWE: 264