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CVE-2008-4578 Detail

Current 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
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Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 5.0 MEDIUM
Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0


Access Vector (AV): Network
Access Complexity (AC): Low
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): None
Integrity (I): Partial
Availability (A): None
Additional Information:
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
http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=240409
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200812-16.xml
http://www.dovecot.org/list/dovecot-news/2008-October/000085.html Patch
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:232
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/498498/100/0/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/31587
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/2745
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/45669

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

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

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.3

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:/a:dovecot:dovecot:0.99.13
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 cpe:/a:dovecot:dovecot:0.99.14
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 cpe:/a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0
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 cpe:/a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0.2
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 cpe:/a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0.3
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 cpe:/a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0.4
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 cpe:/a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0.5
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 cpe:/a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0.6
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 cpe:/a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0.7
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 cpe:/a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0.8
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 cpe:/a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0.9
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 cpe:/a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0.10
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 cpe:/a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0.12
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 cpe:/a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0.beta1
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 cpe:/a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0.beta2
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 cpe:/a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0.beta3
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 cpe:/a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0.beta4
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 cpe:/a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0.beta5
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 cpe:/a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0.beta6
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 cpe:/a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0.beta7
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 cpe:/a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0.beta8
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 cpe:/a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0.beta9
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 cpe:/a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0.rc1
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 cpe:/a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0.rc2
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 cpe:/a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0.rc3
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 cpe:/a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0.rc4
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 cpe:/a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0.rc5
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 cpe:/a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0.rc6
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 cpe:/a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0.rc7
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 cpe:/a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0.rc8
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 cpe:/a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0.rc9
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 cpe:/a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0.rc10
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 cpe:/a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0.rc11
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 cpe:/a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0.rc12
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 cpe:/a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0.rc13
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 cpe:/a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0.rc14
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 cpe:/a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0.rc15
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 cpe:/a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0.rc16
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 cpe:/a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0.rc17
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 cpe:/a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0.rc18
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 cpe:/a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0.rc19
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 cpe:/a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0.rc20
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 cpe:/a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0.rc21
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 cpe:/a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0.rc22
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 cpe:/a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0.rc23
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 cpe:/a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0.rc24
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 cpe:/a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0.rc25
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 cpe:/a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0.rc26
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 cpe:/a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0.rc27
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 cpe:/a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0.rc28
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 cpe:/a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0_rc29
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 cpe:/a:dovecot:dovecot:1.1
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 cpe:/a:dovecot:dovecot:1.1:rc2
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 cpe:/a:dovecot:dovecot:1.1.0
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 cpe:/a:dovecot:dovecot:1.1.1
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 cpe:/a:dovecot:dovecot:1.1.2
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 cpe:/a:dovecot:dovecot
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Up to (including)
1.1.3


Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-4578
NVD Published Date:
10/15/2008
NVD Last Modified:
10/11/2018