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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2008-4578

The ACL plugin in Dovecot before 1.1.4 allows attackers to bypass intended access restrictions by using the "k" right to create unauthorized "parent/child/child" mailboxes.
Publish Date : 2008-10-15 Last Update Date : 2009-02-05
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
5.0
Confidentiality Impact None (There is no impact to the confidentiality of the system.)
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 None (There is no impact to the availability of the system.)
Access Complexity Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Bypass a restriction or similar
CWE ID 264

- Vendor Statements

The risks associated with fixing this bug are greater than the low severity security risk. We therefore currently have no plans to fix this flaw in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
Source: Redhat

- Products Affected By CVE-2008-4578

# 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 Rc29 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.0.beta6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.0.rc25 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.0.rc17 Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.0.rc3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.0.rc24 Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.0.rc11 Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.0.beta7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.0.rc28 Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.0.rc16 Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.0.rc4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.0.beta4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
16 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.0.rc22 Version Details Vulnerabilities
17 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.0.rc12 Version Details Vulnerabilities
18 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.0.beta8 Version Details Vulnerabilities
19 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.0.rc27 Version Details Vulnerabilities
20 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.0.rc19 Version Details Vulnerabilities
21 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.0.rc9 Version Details Vulnerabilities
22 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.0.rc23 Version Details Vulnerabilities
23 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.0.rc13 Version Details Vulnerabilities
24 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.0.beta2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
25 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.0.beta9 Version Details Vulnerabilities
26 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.0.rc18 Version Details Vulnerabilities
27 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.0.rc7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
28 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.0.beta5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
29 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.0.rc26 Version Details Vulnerabilities
30 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.0.rc15 Version Details Vulnerabilities
31 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.0.rc21 Version Details Vulnerabilities
32 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.0.rc5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
33 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.0.rc1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
34 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.0.rc20 Version Details Vulnerabilities
35 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.0.rc8 Version Details Vulnerabilities
36 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.0.rc14 Version Details Vulnerabilities
37 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.0.rc6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
38 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.0.beta3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
39 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.0.rc10 Version Details Vulnerabilities
40 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.0.beta1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
41 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.0.rc2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
42 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.0.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
43 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.0.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
44 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.0.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
45 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.0.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
46 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.0.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
47 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.0.7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
48 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.0.8 Version Details Vulnerabilities
49 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.0.9 Version Details Vulnerabilities
50 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.0.10 Version Details Vulnerabilities
51 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.0.12 Version Details Vulnerabilities
52 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.1 RC2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
53 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
54 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.1.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
55 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.1.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
56 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.1.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
57 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.1.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Dovecot Dovecot 57

- References For CVE-2008-4578

http://secunia.com/advisories/33149
SECUNIA 33149
http://secunia.com/advisories/32164
SECUNIA 32164
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200812-16.xml
GENTOO GLSA-200812-16
http://www.frsirt.com/english/advisories/2008/2745
VUPEN ADV-2008-2745
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:232
MANDRIVA MDVSA-2008:232
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/498498/100/0/threaded
BUGTRAQ 20081119 Re: [ MDVSA-2008:232 ] dovecot
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/31587
BID 31587 Dovecot ACL Plugin Multiple Security Bypass Vulnerabilities Release Date:2009-09-28
http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/45669
XF dovecot-acl-mailbox-security-bypass(45669)
http://www.dovecot.org/list/dovecot-news/2008-October/000085.html
MLIST [Dovecot-news] 20081005 v1.1.4 released
http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=240409 CONFIRM

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2008-4578

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


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