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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
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-2007-2231

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

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Dovecot Dovecot 37

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

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2007-2231

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