RHEL 4 / 5 / 6 : cyrus-imapd (RHSA-2011:0859)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 55013


The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.


Updated cyrus-imapd packages that fix one security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, 5, and 6.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having moderate security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link in the References section.

The cyrus-imapd packages contain a high-performance mail server with IMAP, POP3, NNTP, and Sieve support.

It was discovered that cyrus-imapd did not flush the received commands buffer after switching to TLS encryption for IMAP, LMTP, NNTP, and POP3 sessions. A man-in-the-middle attacker could use this flaw to inject protocol commands into a victim's TLS session initialization messages. This could lead to those commands being processed by cyrus-imapd, potentially allowing the attacker to steal the victim's mail or authentication credentials. (CVE-2011-1926)

Users of cyrus-imapd are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to correct this issue. After installing the update, cyrus-imapd will be restarted automatically.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 55013

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2011-0859.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.14 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2011/06/09

Modified: 2017/01/04

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:cyrus-imapd, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:cyrus-imapd-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:cyrus-imapd-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:cyrus-imapd-murder, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:cyrus-imapd-nntp, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:cyrus-imapd-perl, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:cyrus-imapd-utils, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:perl-Cyrus, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4.8, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5.6, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:6, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:6.1

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2011/06/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-0411, CVE-2011-1926

BID: 46767

OSVDB: 72186

RHSA: 2011:0859