Vulnerability Details

Dovecot < 2.2.27.1rc1 DoS Vulnerability

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

CVSS Base Vector:
AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Detection Type:
Remote Banner Unreliable

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

Summary:
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 2.2.25.1 and 2.2.26.1.

Recommendations:
Update to version 2.2.27.1rc1 or later.

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

https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2016-8652

References:

https://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2016/12/02/4

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Severity
Medium
CVSS Score
4.3

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