Dovecot mail_extra_groups option unauthorized access
|dovecot-mailextragroups-unauth-access (41009)||Medium Risk|
Dovecot could allow a local attacker to gain unauthorized access on the system, caused by an error when the mail_extra_groups option is enabled. By creating a symlink, an attacker could read, modify, and delete arbitrary files that have mail group permissions set.
Upgrade to the latest version of Dovecot (1.0.11 or later), available from the Dovecot Web site. See References.
- BugTraq Mailing List, Tue Mar 04 2008 - 00:47:53 CST: Dovecot mail_extra_groups setting is often used insecurely.
- Dovecot Changelog, Tue Mar 4 08:37:56 EET 2008: [Dovecot-news] v1.0.11 released.
- Dovecot Web site: Dovecot.
- BID-28092: Dovecot 'mail_extra_groups' Insecure Settings Local Unauthorized Access Vulnerability
- CVE-2008-1199: Dovecot before 1.0.11, when configured to use mail_extra_groups to allow Dovecot to create dotlocks in /var/mail, might allow local users to read sensitive mail files for other users, or modify files or directories that are writable by group, via a symlink attack.
- DSA-1516: dovecot -- privilege escalation
- GLSA-200803-25: Dovecot: Multiple vulnerabilities
- RHSA-2008-0297: Low: dovecot security and bug fix update
- SUSE-SR:2008:020: SUSE Security Summary Report
- USN-593-1: Dovecot vulnerabilities
- Canonical Ubuntu 6.06 LTS
- Canonical Ubuntu 6.10
- Canonical Ubuntu 7.04
- Canonical Ubuntu 7.10
- Debian Debian Linux 4.0
- Dovecot Dovecot prior to 1.0.11
- Gentoo Linux
- RedHat Enterprise Linux 5
- RedHat Enterprise Linux 5 Client Workstation
Mar 04, 2008
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