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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2008-4870

dovecot 1.0.7 in Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5, and possibly Fedora, uses world-readable permissions for dovecot.conf, which allows local users to obtain the ssl_key_password parameter value.
Publish Date : 2008-10-31 Last Update Date : 2010-08-21
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
2.1
Confidentiality Impact Partial (There is considerable informational disclosure.)
Integrity Impact None (There is no impact to the integrity of the system)
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)
CWE ID 264

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat low 2008-03-06 2008-03-06
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
dovecot 1.0.7 in Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5, and possibly Fedora, uses world-readable permissions for dovecot.con... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10776 unix
ELSA-2009:0205: dovecot security and bug fix update (Low) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:21764 unix
RHSA-2009:0205: dovecot security and bug fix update (Low) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20090205 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-2008-4870

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.0.7 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Dovecot Dovecot 1

- References For CVE-2008-4870

http://secunia.com/advisories/32164
SECUNIA 32164
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2009-0205.html
REDHAT RHSA-2009:0205
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2008/10/29/10
MLIST [oss-security] 20081029 CVE Request (dovecot)
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200812-16.xml
GENTOO GLSA-200812-16
http://secunia.com/advisories/33624
SECUNIA 33624
http://secunia.com/advisories/33149
SECUNIA 33149
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=436287 CONFIRM
http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/46323
XF dovecot-dovecot-information-disclosure(46323)

- Vulnerability Conditions

Vulnerability is valid if product versions listed below are used TOGETHER WITH(AND)

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2008-4870

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


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