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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2008-4577

The ACL plugin in Dovecot before 1.1.4 treats negative access rights as if they are positive access rights, which allows attackers to bypass intended access restrictions.
Publish Date : 2008-10-15 Last Update Date : 2017-09-28
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
6.4
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 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

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat low
3.6
AV:N/AC:H/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:N 2008-10-07 2008-10-05
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
CVE-2008-4577 oval:org.opensuse.security:def:20084577 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:org.mitre.oval:def:29313 unix
RHSA-2009:0205: dovecot security and bug fix update (Low) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20090205 unix
The ACL plugin in Dovecot before 1.1.4 treats negative access rights as if they are positive access rights, which allows... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10376 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-2008-4577

# 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.rc26 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.0.rc5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.0.rc15 Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.0.rc21 Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.0.rc1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.0.rc8 Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.0.rc20 Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.0.rc6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.0.rc14 Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.0.beta3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.0.rc10 Version Details Vulnerabilities
16 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.0.beta1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
17 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.0.rc2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
18 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.0.beta6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
19 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.0.rc25 Version Details Vulnerabilities
20 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.0.rc3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
21 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.0.rc17 Version Details Vulnerabilities
22 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.0.rc24 Version Details Vulnerabilities
23 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.0.rc11 Version Details Vulnerabilities
24 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.0.beta7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
25 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.0.rc4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
26 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.0.rc16 Version Details Vulnerabilities
27 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.0.beta4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
28 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.0.rc28 Version Details Vulnerabilities
29 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.0.rc12 Version Details Vulnerabilities
30 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.0.rc22 Version Details Vulnerabilities
31 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.0.beta8 Version Details Vulnerabilities
32 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.0.rc9 Version Details Vulnerabilities
33 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.0.rc19 Version Details Vulnerabilities
34 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.0.rc27 Version Details Vulnerabilities
35 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.0.rc23 Version Details Vulnerabilities
36 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.0.rc13 Version Details Vulnerabilities
37 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.0.beta2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
38 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.0.beta9 Version Details Vulnerabilities
39 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.0.beta5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
40 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.0.rc7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
41 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.0.rc18 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 Version Details Vulnerabilities
53 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.1 RC2 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-2008-4577

http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=240409 CONFIRM
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2008-October/msg00816.html
FEDORA FEDORA-2008-9202
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/2745
VUPEN ADV-2008-2745
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-838-1
UBUNTU USN-838-1
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/31587
BID 31587 Dovecot ACL Plugin Multiple Security Bypass Vulnerabilities Release Date:2009-09-28
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2009-0205.html
REDHAT RHSA-2009:0205
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:232
MANDRIVA MDVSA-2008:232
http://www.dovecot.org/list/dovecot-news/2008-October/000085.html
MLIST [Dovecot-news] 20081005 v1.1.4 released
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200812-16.xml
GENTOO GLSA-200812-16
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2009-02/msg00002.html
SUSE SUSE-SR:2009:004
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2008-October/msg00844.html
FEDORA FEDORA-2008-9232

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2008-4577

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


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