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CVE-2008-1199 Detail

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.

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  03/06/2008

Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 4.4 MEDIUM
Vector: (AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 3.4


Access Vector (AV): Local
Access Complexity (AC): Medium
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): Partial
Integrity (I): Partial
Availability (A): Partial
Additional Information:
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information
Allows unauthorized modification
Allows disruption of service

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

References to Check Content

Identifier:
oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10739
Check System:
http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Hyperlink:
http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/DownloadDefinition?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10739

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

Vulnerable software and versions Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1
OR
cpe:2.3:a:dovecot:dovecot:0.99.13:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:dovecot:dovecot:0.99.14:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0.4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0.5:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0.6:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0.7:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0.8:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0.9:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0.10:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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.beta7:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0.beta8:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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_rc29:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

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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