Debian DSA-2954-1 : dovecot - security update

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 74381


The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


It was discovered that the Dovecot email server is vulnerable to a denial of service attack against imap/pop3-login processes due to incorrect handling of the closure of inactive SSL/TLS connections.


Upgrade the dovecot packages.

For the stable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in version 1:2.1.7-7+deb7u1.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 74381

File Name: debian_DSA-2954.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/06/10

Updated: 2018/11/28

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:dovecot, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:7.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/06/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-3430

BID: 67306

DSA: 2954