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CVE-2008-1218 Detail

Description

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

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-1218
Original release date:
03/10/2008
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:
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
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://wiki.rpath.com/wiki/Advisories:rPSA-2008-0108 External Source MISC http://wiki.rpath.com/wiki/Advisories:rPSA-2008-0108
http://www.debian.org/security/2008/dsa-1516 External Source DEBIAN DSA-1516
http://www.dovecot.org/list/dovecot-news/2008-March/000064.html External Source MLIST [Dovecot-news] 20080309 Security hole #6: Some passdbs allowed users to log in without a valid password
http://www.dovecot.org/list/dovecot-news/2008-March/000065.html External Source MLIST [Dovecot-news] 20080309 v1.0.13 and v1.1.rc3 released
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/489481/100/0/threaded External Source BUGTRAQ 20080312 rPSA-2008-0108-1 dovecot
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/28181 External Source BID 28181
http://www.ubuntulinux.org/support/documentation/usn/usn-593-1 External Source UBUNTU USN-593-1
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/41085 External Source XF dovecot-tab-authentication-bypass(41085)
https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-2341 External Source CONFIRM https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-2341
https://www.exploit-db.com/exploits/5257 External Source EXPLOIT-DB 5257
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

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