Oracle Linux 4 / 5 / 6 : cyrus-imapd (ELSA-2011-1317)

high Nessus Plugin ID 68352


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


From Red Hat Security Advisory 2011:1317 :

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 important 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.

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)

Red Hat would like to thank Greg Banks for reporting this issue.

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 cyrus-imapd packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 68352

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2011-1317.nasl

Version: 1.10

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 7/12/2013

Updated: 1/14/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:cyrus-imapd, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:cyrus-imapd-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:cyrus-imapd-murder, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:cyrus-imapd-nntp, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:cyrus-imapd-perl, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:cyrus-imapd-utils, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:perl-cyrus, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:4, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:5, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:6

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 9/21/2011

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/14/2011

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-3208

BID: 49534

RHSA: 2011:1317