USN-3881-1: Dovecot vulnerability

05 February 2019

Dovecot could be made to expose sensitive information over the network.

Releases

Packages

  • dovecot - IMAP and POP3 email server

Details

It was discovered that Dovecot incorrectly handled client certificates. A
remote attacker in possession of a valid certificate with an empty username
field could possibly use this issue to impersonate other users.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 18.10
Ubuntu 18.04
Ubuntu 16.04
Ubuntu 14.04

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

References

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