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Dovecot 'CVE-2014-3430' DoS Vulnerability

Information

Severity

Severity

Medium

Family

Family

Denial of Service

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

5.0

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

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

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

3 years ago

Modified

Modified

3 years ago

Summary

Dovecot is prone to a Denial of Service vulnerability.

Insight

Insight

Dovecot does not properly close old connections, which allows remote attackers to cause a Denial of Service (resource consumption) via an incomplete SSL/TLS handshake for an IMAP/POP3 connection.

Affected Software

Affected Software

Dovecot versions between 1.1 and 2.2.13, Dovecot-EE before 2.1.7.7 and 2.2.x before 2.2.12.12.

Detection Method

Detection Method

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

Solution

Solution

Update to version 2.2.13 or later. For Dovecot-EE, the fix is also in version 2.2.12.12 and 2.1.7.7.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)