Amazon Linux AMI : cyrus-imapd (ALAS-2011-2)

high Nessus Plugin ID 78263


The remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.


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.


Run 'yum update cyrus-imapd' to update your system.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 78263

File Name: ala_ALAS-2011-2.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 10/12/2014

Updated: 4/18/2018

Supported Sensors: Agentless Assessment, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:cyrus-imapd, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:cyrus-imapd-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:cyrus-imapd-devel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:cyrus-imapd-utils, cpe:/o:amazon:linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 10/10/2011

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-3208

ALAS: 2011-2

RHSA: 2011:1317