SUSE SLES12 Security Update : cyrus-imapd (SUSE-SU-2016:1457-1) (POODLE)

High Nessus Plugin ID 91650

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VPR Score: 5.9


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- Previous versions of cyrus-imapd would not allow its users to disable old protocols like SSLv1 and SSLv2 that are unsafe due to various known attacks like BEAST and POODLE. remedies this issue by adding the configuration option 'tls_versions' to the imapd.conf file. Note that users who upgrade existing installation of this package will
*not* have their imapd.conf file overwritten, i.e. their IMAP server will continue to support SSLv1 and SSLv2 like before. To disable support for those protocols, it's necessary to edit imapd.conf manually to state 'tls_versions: tls1_0 tls1_1 tls1_2'. New installations, however, will have an imapd.conf file that contains these settings already, i.e. newly installed IMAP servers do *not* support SSLv1 and SSLv2 unless that support is explicitly enabled by the user. (bsc#901748)

- An integer overflow vulnerability in cyrus-imapd's urlfetch range checking code was fixed. (CVE-2015-8076, CVE-2015-8077, CVE-2015-8078, bsc#981670, bsc#954200, bsc#954201)

- Support for Elliptic Curve Diffie–Hellman (ECDH) has been added to cyrus-imapd. (bsc#860611)

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the SUSE security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


To install this SUSE Security Update use YaST online_update.
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product :

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP1 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP1-2016-864=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-2016-864=1

To bring your system up-to-date, use 'zypper patch'.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 91650

File Name: suse_SU-2016-1457-1.nasl

Version: 2.10

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/06/17

Updated: 2019/11/12

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 5.9

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 3.4

Temporal Score: 3

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:L/I:N/A:N

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:cyrus-imapd-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:cyrus-imapd-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:perl-Cyrus-IMAP, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:perl-Cyrus-IMAP-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:perl-Cyrus-SIEVE-managesieve, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:perl-Cyrus-SIEVE-managesieve-debuginfo, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:12

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/05/31

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2014/10/15

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-3566, CVE-2015-8076, CVE-2015-8077, CVE-2015-8078

BID: 70574