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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2007-2231

Directory traversal vulnerability in index/mbox/mbox-storage.c in Dovecot before 1.0.rc29, when using the zlib plugin, allows remote attackers to read arbitrary gzipped (.gz) mailboxes (mbox files) via a .. (dot dot) sequence in the mailbox name.
Publish Date : 2007-04-25 Last Update Date : 2018-10-16
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
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 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) Directory traversal
CWE ID CWE id is not defined for this vulnerability

- Vendor Statements

This issue did not affect Red Hat Enterprise Linux prior to version 5. An update to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 was released to correct this issue:
Source: Redhat

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat low 2007-04-25 2007-03-28
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
Directory traversal vulnerability in index/mbox/mbox-storage.c in Dovecot before 1.0.rc29, when using the zlib plugin, a... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10995 unix
DSA-1359-1 dovecot - directory traversal oval:org.mitre.oval:def:20207 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
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- Products Affected By CVE-2007-2231

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.0.rc23 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.0.rc7 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.0.rc12 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.0.beta1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.0.rc10 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.0.rc15 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.0.rc24 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.0.rc8 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.0.rc2 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.0.beta8 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.0.rc18 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.0.rc21 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.0.rc5 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.0.beta6 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.0.rc20 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
16 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.0.beta9 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
17 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.0.rc19 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
18 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.0.beta4 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
19 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.0.rc22 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
20 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.0.beta2 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
21 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.0.rc6 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
22 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.0.beta7 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
23 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.0.rc27 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
24 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.0.rc16 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
25 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.0.rc25 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
26 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.0.beta5 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
27 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.0.rc3 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
28 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.0.beta3 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
29 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.0.rc13 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
30 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.0.rc28 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
31 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.0.rc17 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
32 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.0.rc26 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
33 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.0.rc11 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
34 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.0.rc4 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
35 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.0.rc1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
36 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.0.rc14 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
37 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.0.rc9 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Dovecot Dovecot 37

- References For CVE-2007-2231
BID 23552 Dovecot Zlib Plugin Remote Information Disclosure Vulnerability Release Date:2008-05-21
VUPEN ADV-2007-1452
XF dovecot-mboxstorage-directory-traversal(34082)
REDHAT RHSA-2008:0297
SUSE SUSE-SR:2007:008
MLIST [dovecot-news] 20070330 Security hole #3: zlib plugin allows opening any gziped mboxes CONFIRM
MLIST [dovecot-cvs] 20070330 dovecot/src/lib-storage/index/mbox mbox-storage.c,,
OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10995
BUGTRAQ 20070418 rPSA-2007-0074-1 dovecot

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2007-2231

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