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Dovecot < 2.2.36.3, 2.3.x < 2.3.5.1 Privilege Escalation Vulnerability

Information

Severity

Severity

High

Family

Family

Buffer overflow

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

7.2

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

3 years ago

Modified

Modified

3 years ago

Summary

Dovecot is prone to a privilege escalation vulnerability.

Insight

Insight

A local attacker can cause a buffer overflow in the indexer-worker process. This occurs because of missing checks in the fts and pop3-uidl components.

Affected Software

Affected Software

Dovecot version 2.0.14 through 2.2.36.2 and version 2.3.0 through version 2.3.5.0.

Detection Method

Detection Method

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

Solution

Solution

Update to version 2.2.36.3 or 2.3.5.1 respectively.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)