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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      Last Modified:  03/06/2008

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-1199
Original release date:
03/06/2008
Last revised:
09/28/2017
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
4.4 MEDIUM
Vector:
(AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
6.4
Exploitability Subscore:
3.4
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Locally 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)

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 Type Source Name
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-10/msg00004.html External Source SUSE SUSE-SR:2008:020
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200803-25.xml External Source GENTOO GLSA-200803-25
http://www.debian.org/security/2008/dsa-1516 External Source DEBIAN DSA-1516
http://www.dovecot.org/list/dovecot-news/2008-March/000061.html Patch External Source MLIST [Dovecot-news] 20080504 v1.0.11 released
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-0297.html External Source REDHAT RHSA-2008:0297
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/489133/100/0/threaded External Source BUGTRAQ 20080304 Dovecot mail_extra_groups setting is often used insecurely
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/28092 Patch External Source BID 28092
http://www.ubuntulinux.org/support/documentation/usn/usn-593-1 External Source UBUNTU USN-593-1
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/41009 External Source XF dovecot-mailextragroups-unauth-access(41009)
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A10739 External Source OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10739
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2008-March/msg00358.html External Source FEDORA FEDORA-2008-2464
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2008-March/msg00381.html External Source FEDORA FEDORA-2008-2475

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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