Courier Mail Server < 0.52.2 Deactivated Account Authentication Bypass

High Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 3322


The remote host may allow deactivated users to access their accounts using their old credentials.


The remote host is running Courier Mail Server, an open source mail server for Linux and Unix. The installed version of Courier is prone to a bug in the way that it handles deactivated accounts. Versions of Courier less than 0.52.2 will still allow deactivated accounts to be accessed and used. An attacker exploiting this flaw would need to have the deactivated credentials in order to exploit this flaw.


Upgrade to Courier Mail Server 0.52.2 or higher.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 3322

File Name: 3322.prm

Family: SMTP Servers

Published: 2005/12/08

Modified: 2016/11/23

Dependencies: 2004, 2005

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:H/RL:OF/RC:ND


Base Score: 7.3

Temporal Score: 6.9


Temporal Vector: CVSS3#E:H/RL:O/RC:X

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-3532

BID: 15771

OSVDB: 21541