Vulnerability Details

Dovecot < DoS Vulnerability

Published: 2019-12-16 11:43:21
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database (NVD)

CVSS Base Vector:

Detection Type:
Remote Banner Unreliable

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

Dovecot is prone to a Denial of Service vulnerability.

Technical Details:
The Dovecot auth component can be crashed by a remote user when auth-policy is activated. That remote user can then use SASL authentication to crash the auth component.

Detection Method:
Checks if a vulnerable version is present on the target host.

Affected Versions:
Dovecot between and

Update to version or later.

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)


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