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Test ID:1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.65010
Category:Ubuntu Local Security Checks
Title:Ubuntu USN-838-1 (dovecot)
Summary:Ubuntu USN-838-1 (dovecot)
Description:The remote host is missing an update to dovecot
announced via advisory USN-838-1.

Details follow:

It was discovered that the ACL plugin in Dovecot would incorrectly handle
negative access rights. An attacker could exploit this flaw to access the
Dovecot server, bypassing the indended access restrictions. This only
affected Ubuntu 8.04 LTS. (CVE-2008-4577)

It was discovered that the ManageSieve service in Dovecot incorrectly
handled .. in script names. A remote attacker could exploit this to read
and modify arbitrary sieve files on the server. This only affected Ubuntu
8.10. (CVE-2008-5301)

It was discovered that the Sieve plugin in Dovecot incorrectly handled
certain sieve scripts. An authenticated user could exploit this with a
crafted sieve script to cause a denial of service or possibly execute
arbitrary code. (CVE-2009-2632, CVE-2009-3235)

Solution:
The problem can be corrected by upgrading your system to the
following package versions:

Ubuntu 8.04 LTS:
dovecot-common 1:1.0.10-1ubuntu5.2

Ubuntu 8.10:
dovecot-common 1:1.1.4-0ubuntu1.3

Ubuntu 9.04:
dovecot-common 1:1.1.11-0ubuntu4.1

In general, a standard system upgrade is sufficient to effect the
necessary changes.

http://www.securityspace.com/smysecure/catid.html?in=USN-838-1
Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2008-4577
http://www.dovecot.org/list/dovecot-news/2008-October/000085.html
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2008-October/msg00816.html
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2008-October/msg00844.html
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200812-16.xml
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:232
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2009-0205.html
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SR:2009:004 (Google Search)
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2009-02/msg00002.html
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-838-1
BugTraq ID: 31587
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/31587
http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/getDef?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10376
http://secunia.com/advisories/36904
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/2745
http://secunia.com/advisories/32164
http://secunia.com/advisories/33149
http://secunia.com/advisories/33624
http://secunia.com/advisories/32471
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2008-5301
http://www.dovecot.org/list/dovecot/2008-November/035259.html
BugTraq ID: 32582
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/32582
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/3190
http://secunia.com/advisories/32768
XForce ISS Database: managesieve-sieve-directory-traversal(46672)
http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/46672
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2009-2632
https://lists.andrew.cmu.edu/pipermail/cyrus-cvs/2009-September/001253.html
https://lists.andrew.cmu.edu/pipermail/cyrus-cvs/2009-September/001254.html
http://dovecot.org/list/dovecot-news/2009-September/000135.html
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2009/09/14/3
http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2010//Mar/msg00001.html
Debian Security Information: DSA-1881 (Google Search)
http://www.debian.org/security/2009/dsa-1881
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2009-September/msg00491.html
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SR:2009:016 (Google Search)
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2009-10/msg00001.html
BugTraq ID: 36296
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/36296
BugTraq ID: 36377
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/36377
http://www.osvdb.org/58103
http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/getDef?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10082
http://secunia.com/advisories/36629
http://secunia.com/advisories/36632
http://secunia.com/advisories/36698
http://secunia.com/advisories/36713
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2009/2559
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2009/2641
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2009-3235
http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2009/Nov/msg00000.html
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SR:2009:018 (Google Search)
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2009-11/msg00004.html
http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/getDef?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10515
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2009/3184
XForce ISS Database: cmu-sieve-dovecot-unspecified-bo(53248)
http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/53248
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