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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2008-1218 (1 public exploit)

Argument injection vulnerability in Dovecot 1.0.x before 1.0.13, and 1.1.x before 1.1.rc3, when using blocking passdbs, allows remote attackers to bypass the password check via a password containing TAB characters, which are treated as argument delimiters that enable the skip_password_check field to be specified.
Publish Date : 2008-03-10 Last Update Date : 2008-10-10
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
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 User
Vulnerability Type(s) Bypass a restriction or similar
CWE ID 255

- Vendor Statements

Not vulnerable. This issue did not affect versions of Dovecot as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 or 5.
Source: Redhat

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
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
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-2008-1218

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.0.12 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.1 RC2 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Dovecot Dovecot 2

- References For CVE-2008-1218
GENTOO GLSA-200803-25
MILW0RM 5257
BID 28181 Dovecot 'Tab' Character Password Check Security Bypass Vulnerability Release Date:2008-10-07
BUGTRAQ 20080312 rPSA-2008-0108-1 dovecot
XF dovecot-tab-authentication-bypass(41085)
SUSE SUSE-SR:2008:020
MLIST [Dovecot-news] 20080309 Security hole #6: Some passdbs allowed users to log in without a valid password
MLIST [Dovecot-news] 20080309 v1.0.13 and v1.1.rc3 released

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2008-1218

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