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Vulnerability Details : 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.
Publish Date : 2008-03-06 Last Update Date : 2010-08-21
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
4.4
Confidentiality Impact Partial (There is considerable informational disclosure.)
Integrity Impact Partial (Modification of some system files or information is possible, but the attacker does not have control over what can be modified, or the scope of what the attacker can affect is limited.)
Availability Impact Partial (There is reduced performance or interruptions in resource availability.)
Access Complexity Medium (The access conditions are somewhat specialized. Some preconditions must be satistified to exploit)
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s)
CWE ID 59

- Vendor Statements

Red Hat is aware of this issue and is tracking it via the following bug: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=CVE-2008-1199 This issue does not affect the default configuration of Dovecot as shipped in Red Hat Enterprise Linux. The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this issue as having moderate security impact, a future update may address this flaw. An update to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 was released to correct this issue: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2008-0297.html
Source: Redhat

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat low
3.7
AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P 2008-03-01 2008-03-04
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
Dovecot before 1.0.11, when configured to use mail_extra_groups to allow Dovecot to create dotlocks in /var/mail, might ... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10739 unix
DSA-1516 dovecot -- privilege escalation oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8054 unix
DSA-1516-1 dovecot - privilege escalation oval:org.mitre.oval:def:18006 unix
ELSA-2008:0297: dovecot security and bug fix update (Low) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:22086 unix
RHSA-2008:0297: dovecot security and bug fix update (Low) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20080297 unix
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2008-1199

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Dovecot Dovecot 0.99.13 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Dovecot Dovecot 0.99.14 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.0 Rc29 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.0.rc14 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.0.rc1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.0.rc6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.0.rc15 Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.0.rc10 Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.0.rc7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.0.beta2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.0.rc2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.0.rc11 Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.0.beta3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.0.rc8 Version Details Vulnerabilities
16 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.0.rc3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
17 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.0.rc12 Version Details Vulnerabilities
18 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.0.beta7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
19 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.0.rc9 Version Details Vulnerabilities
20 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.0.rc4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
21 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.0.rc13 Version Details Vulnerabilities
22 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.0.beta8 Version Details Vulnerabilities
23 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.0.rc5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
24 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.0.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
25 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.0.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
26 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.0.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
27 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.0.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
28 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.0.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
29 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.0.7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
30 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.0.8 Version Details Vulnerabilities
31 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.0.9 Version Details Vulnerabilities
32 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.0.10 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Dovecot Dovecot 32

- References For CVE-2008-1199

http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-10/msg00004.html
SUSE SUSE-SR:2008:020
http://secunia.com/advisories/29226
SECUNIA 29226
http://secunia.com/advisories/29385
SECUNIA 29385
http://secunia.com/advisories/29396
SECUNIA 29396
http://secunia.com/advisories/29557
SECUNIA 29557
http://secunia.com/advisories/30342
SECUNIA 30342
http://secunia.com/advisories/32151
SECUNIA 32151
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200803-25.xml
GENTOO GLSA-200803-25
http://www.debian.org/security/2008/dsa-1516
DEBIAN DSA-1516
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-0297.html
REDHAT RHSA-2008:0297
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/489133/100/0/threaded
BUGTRAQ 20080304 Dovecot mail_extra_groups setting is often used insecurely
http://www.ubuntulinux.org/support/documentation/usn/usn-593-1
UBUNTU USN-593-1
http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/41009
XF dovecot-mailextragroups-unauth-access(41009)
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2008-March/msg00358.html
FEDORA FEDORA-2008-2464
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/28092
BID 28092 Dovecot 'mail_extra_groups' Insecure Settings Local Unauthorized Access Vulnerability Release Date:2008-10-07
http://www.dovecot.org/list/dovecot-news/2008-March/000061.html
MLIST [Dovecot-news] 20080504 v1.0.11 released
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2008-March/msg00381.html
FEDORA FEDORA-2008-2475

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2008-1199

There are not any metasploit modules related to this vulnerability (Please visit www.metasploit.com for more information)


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