Scientific Linux Security Update : cyrus-imapd on SL4.x, SL5.x, SL6.x i386/x86_64

High Nessus Plugin ID 61136


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


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

A buffer overflow flaw was found in the cyrus-imapd NNTP server, nntpd. A remote user able to use the nntpd service could use this flaw to crash the nntpd child process or, possibly, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the cyrus user. (CVE-2011-3208)

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: High

ID: 61136

File Name: sl_20110919_cyrus_imapd_on_SL4_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Modified: 2012/08/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2011/09/19

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-3208