Dovecot: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 201110-04

Multiple vulnerabilities were found in Dovecot, the worst of which allowing for remote execution of arbitrary code.

Affected Packages

net-mail/dovecot on all architectures
Affected versions < 2.0.13
Unaffected versions revision >= 1.2.17, >= 2.0.13

Background

Dovecot is an IMAP and POP3 server written with security primarily in mind.

Description

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Dovecot. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.

Impact

A remote attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities to cause the remote execution of arbitrary code, or a Denial of Service condition, to conduct directory traversal attacks, corrupt data, or disclose information.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All Dovecot 1 users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-mail/dovecot-1.2.17"
 

All Dovecot 2 users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-mail/dovecot-2.0.13"
 

NOTE: This is a legacy GLSA. Updates for all affected architectures are available since May 28, 2011. It is likely that your system is already no longer affected by this issue.

References

Release Date
October 10, 2011

Latest Revision
October 10, 2011: 2

Severity
high

Exploitable
remote

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