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Date: Tue, 20 May 2014 21:48:17 +0200
From: Yves-Alexis Perez <corsac@...ian.org>
To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com
Subject: Re: CVE request: dovecot denial of service

On mar., 2014-05-20 at 21:32 +0200, Yves-Alexis Perez wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> we were made aware of a recently fixed DoS vulnerability in Dovecot,
> which doesn't seem to have a CVE id assigned:
> 
> http://dovecot.org/list/dovecot-news/2014-May/000273.html
> 
> states:
> 
> * Fixed a DoS attack against imap/pop3-login processes. If SSL/TLS
>   handshake was started but wasn't finished, the login process
>   attempted to eventually forcibly disconnect the client, but failed
>   to do it correctly. This could have left the connections hanging
>   arond for a long time. (Affected Dovecot v1.1+)
> 
> Could a CVE be assigned for this vulnerability?
> 
It looks like this is the CVE-2014-3430 assigned in
<201405092055.s49KtC6i025402@...us.mitre.org> not long ago.
-- 
Yves-Alexis

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