CVE-2008-1199 Detail

Current 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.


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Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

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

Red Hat is aware of this issue and is tracking it via the following bug: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=CVE-2008-1199 This issue does not affect the default configuration of Dovecot as shipped in Red Hat Enterprise Linux. The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this issue as having moderate security impact, a future update may address this flaw. 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
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-10/msg00004.html
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200803-25.xml
http://www.debian.org/security/2008/dsa-1516
http://www.dovecot.org/list/dovecot-news/2008-March/000061.html Patch 
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-0297.html
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/489133/100/0/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/28092 Patch 
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/41009
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A10739
https://usn.ubuntu.com/593-1/
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2008-March/msg00358.html
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2008-March/msg00381.html

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-59 Improper Link Resolution Before File Access ('Link Following') cwe source acceptance level NIST  
CWE-16 Configuration cwe source acceptance level NIST  

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-1199
NVD Published Date:
03/06/2008
NVD Last Modified:
10/11/2018
Source:
MITRE