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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2007-6598

Dovecot before 1.0.10, with certain configuration options including use of %variables, does not properly maintain the LDAP+auth cache, which might allow remote authenticated users to login as a different user who has the same password.
Publish Date : 2008-01-04 Last Update Date : 2018-10-15
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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 None
Vulnerability Type(s)
CWE ID 264

- Vendor Statements

This issue did not affect versions of Dovecot as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux before 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 2007-12-29 2007-12-29
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
Dovecot before 1.0.10, with certain configuration options including use of %variables, does not properly maintain the LD... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10458 unix
DSA-1457 dovecot -- programming error oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8032 unix
DSA-1457-1 dovecot oval:org.mitre.oval:def:18653 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-2007-6598

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

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Dovecot Dovecot 1

- References For CVE-2007-6598
SUSE SUSE-SR:2008:020
MLIST [Dovecot-news] 20071221 Security hole #4: Specific LDAP + auth cache configuration may mix up user logins CONFIRM
BID 27093 Dovecot Authentication Cache Security Bypass Vulnerability Release Date:2008-10-07
MLIST [Dovecot-news] 20071229 v1.0.10 released
OSVDB 39876
REDHAT RHSA-2008:0297
VUPEN ADV-2008-0017
OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10458
BUGTRAQ 20080103 Re: rPSA-2008-0001-1 dovecot
BUGTRAQ 20080103 rPSA-2008-0001-1 dovecot

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2007-6598

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