Dovecot IMAP LIST information disclosure

dovecot-imap-list-information-disclosure (26536) The risk level is classified as LowLow Risk


Dovecot could disclose sensitive information. A remote attacker could send an IMAP LIST command or a DELETE command containing dot '.' and dot dot '..' characters to view all files and directories under the mbox root's parent directory on the server and obtain additional information in an error message.


Obtain Information


Apply the available patch, as listed in dovecot-cvs 2006-May announcement. See References.

For Debian GNU/Linux:
Refer to DSA-1080-1 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.


Platforms Affected:

  • Debian Debian Linux 3.1
  • Dovecot Dovecot 1.0 beta pr beta8
  • Dovecot Dovecot 1.0 stable


May 12, 2006

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