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USN-3881-2: Dovecot vulnerability

5 February 2019

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

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Releases

Packages

  • dovecot - IMAP and POP3 email server

Details

USN-3881-1 fixed a vulnerability in Dovecot. This update provides
the corresponding update for Ubuntu 12.04 ESM.

Original advisory 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.

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Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 12.04

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

References

Related notices

  • USN-3881-1: dovecot-sqlite, dovecot, dovecot-submissiond, mail-stack-delivery, dovecot-lucene, dovecot-gssapi, dovecot-lmtpd, dovecot-mysql, dovecot-pgsql, dovecot-solr, dovecot-sieve, dovecot-core, dovecot-dev, dovecot-auth-lua, dovecot-managesieved, dovecot-pop3d, dovecot-ldap, dovecot-imapd