Executive Summary

Informations
NameCVE-2008-1199First vendor Publication2008-03-06
VendorCveLast vendor Modification2010-08-21

Security-Database Scoring CVSS v2

Cvss vector : (AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Cvss Base Score4.4Attack RangeLocal
Cvss Impact Score6.4Attack ComplexityMedium
Cvss Expoit Score3.4AuthenticationNone Required
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Detail

Dovecot before 1.0.11, when configured to use mail_extra_groups to allow Dovecot to create dotlocks in /var/mail, might allow local users to read sensitive mail files for other users, or modify files or directories that are writable by group, via a symlink attack.

Original Source

Url : http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-1199

CWE : Common Weakness Enumeration

idName
CWE-59Improper Link Resolution Before File Access ('Link Following')
CWE-16Configuration

OVAL Definitions

Definition Id: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10739
 
Oval ID: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10739
Title: Dovecot before 1.0.11, when configured to use mail_extra_groups to allow Dovecot to create dotlocks in /var/mail, might allow local users to read sensitive mail files for other users, or modify files or directories that are writable by group, via a symlink attack.
Description: Dovecot before 1.0.11, when configured to use mail_extra_groups to allow Dovecot to create dotlocks in /var/mail, might allow local users to read sensitive mail files for other users, or modify files or directories that are writable by group, via a symlink attack.
Family: unix Class: vulnerability
Reference(s): CVE-2008-1199
Version: 5
Platform(s): Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
CentOS Linux 5
Oracle Linux 5
Product(s):
Definition Synopsis:
Definition Id: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:22086
 
Oval ID: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:22086
Title: ELSA-2008:0297: dovecot security and bug fix update (Low)
Description: Dovecot before 1.0.11, when configured to use mail_extra_groups to allow Dovecot to create dotlocks in /var/mail, might allow local users to read sensitive mail files for other users, or modify files or directories that are writable by group, via a symlink attack.
Family: unix Class: patch
Reference(s): ELSA-2008:0297-02
CVE-2007-2231
CVE-2007-4211
CVE-2007-6598
CVE-2008-1199
Version: 21
Platform(s): Oracle Linux 5
Product(s): dovecot
Definition Synopsis:

CPE : Common Platform Enumeration

TypeDescriptionCount
Application32

OpenVAS Exploits

DateDescription
2009-03-23Name : Ubuntu Update for dovecot vulnerabilities USN-593-1
File : nvt/gb_ubuntu_USN_593_1.nasl
2009-03-06Name : RedHat Update for dovecot RHSA-2008:0297-02
File : nvt/gb_RHSA-2008_0297-02_dovecot.nasl
2009-02-16Name : Fedora Update for dovecot FEDORA-2008-2464
File : nvt/gb_fedora_2008_2464_dovecot_fc8.nasl
2009-02-16Name : Fedora Update for dovecot FEDORA-2008-2475
File : nvt/gb_fedora_2008_2475_dovecot_fc7.nasl
2008-09-24Name : Gentoo Security Advisory GLSA 200803-25 (dovecot)
File : nvt/glsa_200803_25.nasl
2008-03-19Name : Debian Security Advisory DSA 1516-1 (dovecot)
File : nvt/deb_1516_1.nasl

Open Source Vulnerability Database (OSVDB)

idDescription
43137Dovecot mail_extra_groups Symlink File Manipulation

Nessus® Vulnerability Scanner

DateDescription
2012-08-01Name : The remote Scientific Linux host is missing a security update.
File : sl_20080521_dovecot_on_SL5_x.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2008-10-01Name : The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.
File : suse_dovecot-5647.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2008-05-22Name : The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.
File : redhat-RHSA-2008-0297.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2008-03-28Name : The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
File : ubuntu_USN-593-1.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2008-03-19Name : The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
File : gentoo_GLSA-200803-25.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2008-03-17Name : The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.
File : debian_DSA-1516.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2008-03-13Name : The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.
File : fedora_2008-2464.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2008-03-13Name : The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.
File : fedora_2008-2475.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO

Internal Sources (Detail)

SourceUrl
BIDhttp://www.securityfocus.com/bid/28092
BUGTRAQhttp://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/489133/100/0/threaded
DEBIANhttp://www.debian.org/security/2008/dsa-1516
FEDORAhttps://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2008-March/msg00358.html
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2008-March/msg00381.html
GENTOOhttp://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200803-25.xml
MLISThttp://www.dovecot.org/list/dovecot-news/2008-March/000061.html
REDHAThttp://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-0297.html
SECUNIAhttp://secunia.com/advisories/29226
http://secunia.com/advisories/29385
http://secunia.com/advisories/29396
http://secunia.com/advisories/29557
http://secunia.com/advisories/30342
http://secunia.com/advisories/32151
SUSEhttp://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-10/msg00004.html
UBUNTUhttp://www.ubuntulinux.org/support/documentation/usn/usn-593-1
XFhttp://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/41009

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