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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.

Vulnerability Insight:
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.

Affected Software/OS:
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.

CVSS Score:

CVSS Vector:

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2014-3430
BugTraq ID: 67306
Debian Security Information: DSA-2954 (Google Search)
RedHat Security Advisories: RHSA-2014:0790
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