Vulnerability Details

Dovecot 'CVE-2014-3430' DoS Vulnerability

Published: 2019-12-18 10:20:31
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:
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.

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

Affected Versions:
Dovecot versions between 1.1 and 2.2.13, Dovecot-EE before and 2.2.x before

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

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


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