USN-4456-2: Dovecot vulnerabilities

17 August 2020

Several security issues were fixed in Dovecot.

Releases

Packages

  • dovecot - IMAP and POP3 email server

Details

USN-4456-1 fixed several vulnerabilities in Dovecot. This update provides
the corresponding update for Ubuntu 14.04 ESM.

Original advisory details:

It was discovered that Dovecot incorrectly handled deeply nested MIME
parts. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause Dovecot to
consume resources, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2020-12100)

It was discovered that Dovecot incorrectly handled memory when using NTLM.
A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause Dovecot to crash,
resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2020-12673)

It was discovered that the Dovecot RPA mechanism incorrectly handled
zero-length messages. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to
cause Dovecot to crash, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2020-12674)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 14.04

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

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