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CVE-2013-6171 Detail

Current Description

checkpassword-reply in Dovecot before 2.2.7 performs setuid operations to a user who is authenticating, which allows local users to bypass authentication and access virtual email accounts by attaching to the process and using a restricted file descriptor to modify account information in the response to the dovecot-auth server.

Source:  MITRE
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Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 5.8 MEDIUM
Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 4.9
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6


Access Vector (AV): Network
Access Complexity (AC): Medium
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): Partial
Integrity (I): Partial
Availability (A): None
Additional Information:
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information
Allows unauthorized modification

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Hyperlink Resource
http://cpanel.net/tsr-2013-0010-full-disclosure/
http://wiki2.dovecot.org/AuthDatabase/CheckPassword#Security
http://www.dovecot.org/list/dovecot-news/2013-November/000264.html Patch
https://usn.ubuntu.com/3556-2/

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Improper Authentication (CWE-287)

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:a:dovecot:dovecot:2.0:beta1:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:dovecot:dovecot:2.0.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:dovecot:dovecot:2.0.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:dovecot:dovecot:2.0.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:dovecot:dovecot:2.0.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:dovecot:dovecot:2.0.4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:dovecot:dovecot:2.0.5:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:dovecot:dovecot:2.0.6:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:dovecot:dovecot:2.0.7:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:dovecot:dovecot:2.0.8:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:dovecot:dovecot:2.0.9:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:dovecot:dovecot:2.0.10:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:dovecot:dovecot:2.0.11:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:dovecot:dovecot:2.0.12:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:dovecot:dovecot:2.0.13:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:dovecot:dovecot:2.0.14:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:dovecot:dovecot:2.0.15:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:dovecot:dovecot:2.1:rc1:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:dovecot:dovecot:2.1:rc2:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:dovecot:dovecot:2.1:rc3:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:dovecot:dovecot:2.1:rc5:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:dovecot:dovecot:2.1:rc6:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:dovecot:dovecot:2.1:rc7:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:dovecot:dovecot:2.1.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:dovecot:dovecot:2.1.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:dovecot:dovecot:2.1.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:dovecot:dovecot:2.1.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:dovecot:dovecot:2.1.4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:dovecot:dovecot:2.1.5:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:dovecot:dovecot:2.1.6:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:dovecot:dovecot:2.1.7:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:dovecot:dovecot:2.1.10:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:dovecot:dovecot:2.1.11:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:dovecot:dovecot:2.1.12:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:dovecot:dovecot:2.1.13:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:dovecot:dovecot:2.1.14:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:dovecot:dovecot:2.1.15:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:dovecot:dovecot:2.2:rc1:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:dovecot:dovecot:2.2:rc2:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:dovecot:dovecot:2.2:rc3:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:dovecot:dovecot:2.2:rc4:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:dovecot:dovecot:2.2:rc5:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:dovecot:dovecot:2.2:rc6:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:dovecot:dovecot:2.2:rc7:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:dovecot:dovecot:2.2.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:dovecot:dovecot:2.2.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:dovecot:dovecot:2.2.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:dovecot:dovecot:2.2.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:dovecot:dovecot:2.2.4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:dovecot:dovecot:2.2.5:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:dovecot:dovecot:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Up to (including)
2.2.6


Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2013-6171
NVD Published Date:
12/09/2013
NVD Last Modified:
03/15/2018