USN-3587-1: Dovecot vulnerabilities

05 March 2018

Several security issues were fixed in Dovecot.

Releases

Packages

  • dovecot - IMAP and POP3 email server

Details

It was discovered that Dovecot incorrectly handled parsing certain email
addresses. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause Dovecot to
crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly obtain sensitive
information. (CVE-2017-14461)

It was discovered that Dovecot incorrectly handled TLS SNI config lookups.
A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause Dovecot to crash,
resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2017-15130)

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 17.10
Ubuntu 16.04
Ubuntu 14.04

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

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