Directory traversal vulnerability in the ManageSieve implementation in Dovecot 1.0.15, 1.1, and 1.2 allows remote attackers to read and modify arbitrary .sieve files via a ".." (dot dot) in a script name.
Published 2008-12-01 17:30:01
Updated 2017-08-08 01:33:15
Source MITRE
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Vulnerability category: Directory traversal

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2008-5301

Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 75 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2008-5301

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen

CWE ids for CVE-2008-5301

  • The product uses external input to construct a pathname that is intended to identify a file or directory that is located underneath a restricted parent directory, but the product does not properly neutralize special elements within the pathname that can cause the pathname to resolve to a location that is outside of the restricted directory.
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Vendor statements for CVE-2008-5301

  • Red Hat 2008-12-02
    Not vulnerable. This issue did not affect the versions of dovecot as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, or 5. Those packages do not include ManageSieve server.

Products affected by CVE-2008-5301

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