Scientific Linux Security Update : dovecot on SL6.x i386/srpm/x86_64

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 76245


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


It was discovered that Dovecot did not properly discard connections trapped in the SSL/TLS handshake phase. A remote attacker could use this flaw to cause a denial of service on an IMAP/POP3 server by exhausting the pool of available connections and preventing further, legitimate connections to the IMAP/POP3 server to be made.

After installing the updated packages, the dovecot service will be restarted automatically.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 76245

File Name: sl_20140625_dovecot_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/06/26

Modified: 2014/06/26

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/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: 2014/06/25

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-3430