Dovecot: Denial of Service — GLSA 201412-03

A vulnerability in Dovecot could allow a remote attacker to create a Denial of Service condition.

Affected Packages

net-mail/dovecot on all architectures
Affected versions < 2.2.13
Unaffected versions >= 2.2.13

Background

Dovecot is an open source IMAP and POP3 email server.

Description

Dovecot does not properly close connections, allowing a resource exhaustion for incomplete SSL/TLS handshakes.

Impact

A remote attacker could possibly cause a Denial of Service condition.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All Dovecot users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-mail/dovecot-2.2.13"
 

References

Release Date
December 08, 2014

Latest Revision
December 08, 2014: 1

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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