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CVE-2008-4578 Detail

Description

The ACL plugin in Dovecot before 1.1.4 allows attackers to bypass intended access restrictions by using the "k" right to create unauthorized "parent/child/child" mailboxes.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  10/15/2008

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-4578
Original release date:
10/15/2008
Last revised:
08/07/2017
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
5.0 MEDIUM
Vector:
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
2.9
Exploitability Subscore:
10.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Network exploitable
Access Complexity:
Low
Authentication:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Allows unauthorized modification

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (10/24/2008)

The risks associated with fixing this bug are greater than the low severity security risk. We therefore currently have no plans to fix this flaw in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name
http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=240409 External Source CONFIRM http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=240409
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200812-16.xml External Source GENTOO GLSA-200812-16
http://www.dovecot.org/list/dovecot-news/2008-October/000085.html Patch External Source MLIST [Dovecot-news] 20081005 v1.1.4 released
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:232 External Source MANDRIVA MDVSA-2008:232
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/498498/100/0/threaded External Source BUGTRAQ 20081119 Re: [ MDVSA-2008:232 ] dovecot
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/31587 External Source BID 31587
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/2745 External Source VUPEN ADV-2008-2745
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/45669 External Source XF dovecot-acl-mailbox-security-bypass(45669)

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Permissions, Privileges, and Access Control (CWE-264)

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:1.0.12:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0.beta1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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.beta4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0.beta5:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0.beta6:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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.beta9:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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.rc16:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0.rc17:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0.rc18:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0.rc19:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0.rc20:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0.rc21:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0.rc22:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0.rc23:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0.rc24:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0.rc25:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0.rc26:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0.rc27:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0.rc28:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0_rc29:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:dovecot:dovecot:1.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:dovecot:dovecot:1.1:rc2:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:dovecot:dovecot:1.1.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:dovecot:dovecot:1.1.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:dovecot:dovecot:1.1.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:dovecot:dovecot:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*    versions up to (including) 1.1.3

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