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CVE-2007-6598 Detail

Description

Dovecot before 1.0.10, with certain configuration options including use of %variables, does not properly maintain the LDAP+auth cache, which might allow remote authenticated users to login as a different user who has the same password.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  01/03/2008

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2007-6598
Original release date:
01/03/2008
Last revised:
09/28/2017
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
6.8 MEDIUM
Vector:
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
6.4
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; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

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

This issue did not affect versions of Dovecot as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux before 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/list/dovecot-news/2007-December/000057.html External Source MLIST [Dovecot-news] 20071221 Security hole #4: Specific LDAP + auth cache configuration may mix up user logins
http://dovecot.org/list/dovecot-news/2007-December/000058.html External Source MLIST [Dovecot-news] 20071229 v1.0.10 released
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-10/msg00004.html External Source SUSE SUSE-SR:2008:020
http://www.debian.org/security/2008/dsa-1457 External Source DEBIAN DSA-1457
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-0297.html External Source REDHAT RHSA-2008:0297
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/485779/100/0/threaded External Source BUGTRAQ 20080103 rPSA-2008-0001-1 dovecot
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/485787/100/0/threaded External Source BUGTRAQ 20080103 Re: rPSA-2008-0001-1 dovecot
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/27093 External Source BID 27093
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-567-1 External Source UBUNTU USN-567-1
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/0017 External Source VUPEN ADV-2008-0017
https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-2076 External Source CONFIRM https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-2076
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A10458 External Source OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10458

References to Check Content

Identifier:
oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10458
Check System:
http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Hyperlink:
http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/DownloadDefinition?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10458

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Permissions, Privileges, and Access Control (CWE-264)

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