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Date: Mon, 23 Nov 2009 13:58:11 -0500 (EST)
From: Josh Bressers <>
Cc: "Steven M. Christey" <>
Subject: Re: CVE Request - Dovecot - 1.2.8

This is CVE-2009-3897 (as noted in a previous mail), this is the second
request for this flaw.



----- "Jan Lieskovsky" <> wrote:

> Hi Josh, Steve, vendors,
>    Dovecot upstream has released latest 1.2.8 version, fixing
> one security issue. Quoting from news:
> This is mainly to fix the 0777 base_dir creation issue, which could
> be
> considered a security hole, exploitable by local users. An attacker
> could for example replace Dovecot's auth socket and log in as other
> users. Gaining root privileges isn't possible though.
> This affects only v1.2 users, v1.1 and older versions were creating
> the
> directory with 0755 permission.
> References:
> -----------
> Could you allocate a CVE id? (in case there isn't one already).
> Thanks && Regards, Jan.
> --
> Jan iankko Lieskovsky / Red Hat Security Response Team

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