Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : dovecot (MDVSA-2009:306)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 48160
SynopsisThe remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionA 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.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.