Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : dovecot (MDVSA-2009:306)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 48160


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


A vulnerability was discovered and corrected in dovecot :

Dovecot 1.2.x before 1.2.8 sets 0777 permissions during creation of certain directories at installation time, which allows local users to access arbitrary user accounts by replacing the auth socket, related to the parent directories of the base_dir directory, and possibly the base_dir directory itself (CVE-2009-3897).

The updated packages have been patched to correct these issues.


Update the affected packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 48160

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2009-306.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.9 $

Type: local

Published: 2010/07/30

Modified: 2013/06/01

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: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, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:dovecot-plugins-managesieve, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:dovecot-plugins-mysql, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:dovecot-plugins-pgsql, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:dovecot-plugins-sieve, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:dovecot-plugins-sqlite, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2010.0

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/11/29

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-3897

BID: 37084

MDVSA: 2009:306

CWE: 264