GLSA-201412-03 : Dovecot: Denial of Service

medium Nessus Plugin ID 79813


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201412-03 (Dovecot: Denial of Service)

Dovecot does not properly close connections, allowing a resource exhaustion for incomplete SSL/TLS handshakes.
Impact :

A remote attacker could possibly cause a Denial of Service condition.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All Dovecot users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-mail/dovecot-2.2.13'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 79813

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201412-03.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Published: 12/9/2014

Updated: 1/6/2021

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:dovecot, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 12/8/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-3430

BID: 67306

GLSA: 201412-03