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CVE-2008-1218 Detail


Argument injection vulnerability in Dovecot 1.0.x before 1.0.13, and 1.1.x before 1.1.rc3, when using blocking passdbs, allows remote attackers to bypass the password check via a password containing TAB characters, which are treated as argument delimiters that enable the skip_password_check field to be specified.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  03/10/2008

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Access Vector:
Network exploitable
Access Complexity:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Provides unauthorized access, Allows partial confidentiality, integrity, and availability violation; Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (03/12/2008)

Not vulnerable. This issue did not affect versions of Dovecot as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 or 5.

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name External Source SUSE SUSE-SR:2008:020 External Source GENTOO GLSA-200803-25 External Source MISC External Source DEBIAN DSA-1516 External Source MLIST [Dovecot-news] 20080309 Security hole #6: Some passdbs allowed users to log in without a valid password External Source MLIST [Dovecot-news] 20080309 v1.0.13 and v1.1.rc3 released External Source BUGTRAQ 20080312 rPSA-2008-0108-1 dovecot External Source BID 28181 External Source UBUNTU USN-593-1 External Source XF dovecot-tab-authentication-bypass(41085) External Source CONFIRM External Source EXPLOIT-DB 5257 External Source FEDORA FEDORA-2008-2464 External Source FEDORA FEDORA-2008-2475

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