Amazon Linux AMI : dovecot (ALAS-2014-386)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 78329


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


Dovecot 1.1 before 2.2.13 and dovecot-ee before and 2.2.x before does not properly close old connections, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (resource consumption) via an incomplete SSL/TLS handshake for an IMAP/POP3 connection.


Run 'yum update dovecot' to update your system.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 78329

File Name: ala_ALAS-2014-386.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: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:dovecot, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:dovecot-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:dovecot-devel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:dovecot-mysql, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:dovecot-pgsql, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:dovecot-pigeonhole, cpe:/o:amazon:linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 7/23/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-3430

ALAS: 2014-386