Scientific Linux Security Update : dovecot on SL6.x i386/srpm/x86_64
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 76245
SynopsisThe remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionIt 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.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.