|Category:||Red Hat Local Security Checks|
|Title:||RedHat Update for dovecot RHSA-2014:0790-01|
|Summary:||The remote host is missing an update for the 'dovecot'; package(s) announced via the referenced advisory.|
The remote host is missing an update for the 'dovecot'
package(s) announced via the referenced advisory.
Dovecot is an IMAP server, written with security primarily in mind, for
Linux and other UNIX-like systems. It also contains a small POP3 server.
It supports mail in both the maildir or mbox format. The SQL drivers and
authentication plug-ins are provided as subpackages.
It was discovered that Dovecot did not properly discard connections trapped
in the SSL/TLS handshake phase. A remote attacker could use this flaw to
cause a denial of service on an IMAP/POP3 server by exhausting the pool of
available connections and preventing further, legitimate connections to the
IMAP/POP3 server to be made. (CVE-2014-3430)
All dovecot users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain a backported patch to correct this issue. After installing the
updated packages, the dovecot service will be restarted automatically.
dovecot on Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6),
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 7),
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6)
Please Install the Updated Packages.
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2014-3430|
BugTraq ID: 67306
Debian Security Information: DSA-2954 (Google Search)
RedHat Security Advisories: RHSA-2014:0790
|Copyright||Copyright (C) 2014 Greenbone Networks GmbH|
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