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CVE-2007-2231 Detail

Description

Directory traversal vulnerability in index/mbox/mbox-storage.c in Dovecot before 1.0.rc29, when using the zlib plugin, allows remote attackers to read arbitrary gzipped (.gz) mailboxes (mbox files) via a .. (dot dot) sequence in the mailbox name.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  04/25/2007

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2007-2231
Original release date:
04/25/2007
Last revised:
10/10/2017
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
4.3 MEDIUM
Vector:
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
2.9
Exploitability Subscore:
8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Network exploitable
Access Complexity:
Medium
Authentication:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (05/21/2008)

This issue did not affect Red Hat Enterprise Linux prior to version 5. An update to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 was released to correct this issue: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2008-0297.html

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name
http://dovecot.org/doc/NEWS External Source CONFIRM http://dovecot.org/doc/NEWS
http://dovecot.org/list/dovecot-cvs/2007-March/008488.html External Source MLIST [dovecot-cvs] 20070330 dovecot/src/lib-storage/index/mbox mbox-storage.c, 1.145.2.14, 1.145.2.15
http://dovecot.org/list/dovecot-news/2007-March/000038.html External Source MLIST [dovecot-news] 20070330 Security hole #3: zlib plugin allows opening any gziped mboxes
http://www.debian.org/security/2007/dsa-1359 External Source DEBIAN DSA-1359
http://www.novell.com/linux/security/advisories/2007_8_sr.html External Source SUSE SUSE-SR:2007:008
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-0297.html External Source REDHAT RHSA-2008:0297
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/466168/100/0/threaded External Source BUGTRAQ 20070418 rPSA-2007-0074-1 dovecot
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/23552 External Source BID 23552
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-487-1 External Source UBUNTU USN-487-1
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2007/1452 External Source VUPEN ADV-2007-1452
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/34082 External Source XF dovecot-mboxstorage-directory-traversal(34082)
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A10995 External Source OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10995

References to Check Content

Identifier:
oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10995
Check System:
http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Hyperlink:
http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/DownloadDefinition?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10995

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

Vulnerable software and versions Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1
OR
cpe:2.3:a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0.beta1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0.beta2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0.beta3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0.beta4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0.beta5:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0.beta6:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0.beta7:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0.beta8:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0.beta9:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0.rc1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0.rc2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0.rc3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0.rc4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0.rc5:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0.rc6:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0.rc7:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0.rc8:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0.rc9:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0.rc10:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0.rc11:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0.rc12:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0.rc13:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0.rc14:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0.rc15:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0.rc16:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0.rc17:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0.rc18:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0.rc19:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0.rc20:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0.rc21:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0.rc22:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0.rc23:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0.rc24:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0.rc25:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0.rc26:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0.rc27:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0.rc28:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

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