USN-4566-1: Cyrus IMAP Server vulnerabilities

05 October 2020

Cyrus IMAP Server could be made to overwrite files as the administrator.

Releases

Packages

  • cyrus-imapd - An IMAP server

Details

It was dicovered that Cyrus IMAP Server could execute arbitrary code via a
crafted HTTP PUT operation for an event with a long iCalendar property name.
An attacker could use this vulnerability to cause a crash or possibly execute
arbitrary code. (CVE-2019-11356)

It was discovered that the Cyrus IMAP Server allow users to create any
mailbox with administrative privileges. A local attacker could use this to
obtain sensitive information. (CVE-2019-19783)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 18.04

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