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PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2014 1:26 am    Post subject: [ GLSA 201412-03 ] Dovecot: Denial of Service Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: Dovecot: Denial of Service (GLSA 201412-03)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: remote
Date: December 08, 2014
Bug(s): #509954
ID: 201412-03

Synopsis

A vulnerability in Dovecot could allow a remote attacker to create
a Denial of Service condition.


Background

Dovecot is an open source IMAP and POP3 email server.

Affected Packages

Package: net-mail/dovecot
Vulnerable: < 2.2.13
Unaffected: >= 2.2.13
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

Dovecot does not properly close connections, allowing a resource
exhaustion for incomplete SSL/TLS handshakes.


Impact

A remote attacker could possibly cause a Denial of Service condition.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All Dovecot users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
      # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-mail/dovecot-2.2.13"
   


References

CVE-2014-3430
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