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Re: CVE request: Dovecot DoS in 2.x (fixed in 2.1.11)
From: Matthias Weckbecker <mweckbecker () suse de>
Date: Tue, 04 Dec 2012 18:12:29 +0100

Hi Kurt, Vincent, vendors, ...

Quoting Kurt Seifried <kseifried () redhat com>:
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On 12/03/2012 10:33 AM, Vincent Danen wrote:
Could a CVE be assigned for the following please?

Dovecot 2.1.11 was released and includes a fix for a crash
condition when the IMAP server was issued a SEARCH command with
multiple KEYWORD parameters.  An authenticated remote user could
use this flaw to crash Dovecot.

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Thanks.

Please use CVE-2012-5620 for this issue.


We were discussing this issue too at [1] and think that it does only
affect the current connection, no subsequent (i.e. new) connections
are affected.

What's your opinion wrt this?

[1] https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=792642

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Kurt Seifried Red Hat Security Response Team (SRT)
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Thanks,
Matthias

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