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Vulnerability Assessment Details

Dovecot Directory Traversal Vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Tries to list contents of mbox root parent directory in Dovecot

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Summary :

The remote IMAP server is affected by a directory traversal
vulnerability.

Description :

The remote host is running Dovecot, an open-source IMAP4 / POP3 server
for Linux / Unix.

The version of Dovecot installed on the remote host fails to filter
directory traversal sequences from user-supplied input to IMAP
commands such as LIST and DELETE. An authenticated attacker may be
able to leverage this issue to list directories and files in the mbox
root's parent directory or possibly to delete index files used by the
application.

See also :

http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/433878/100/0/threaded
http://www.dovecot.org/list/dovecot/2006-May/013385.html

Solution :

Upgrade to Dovecot version 1.0 beta8 or later.

Network Security Threat Level:

Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.3
(AV:R/AC:L/Au:NR/C:P/I:N/A:N/B:N)

Networks Security ID: 17961

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2006 Tenable Network Security

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