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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2007-2231

Original release date: 04/25/2007
Last revised: 11/05/2012


Directory traversal vulnerability in index/mbox/mbox-storage.c in Dovecot before 1.0.rc29, when using the zlib plugin, allows remote attackers to read arbitrary gzipped (.gz) mailboxes (mbox files) via a .. (dot dot) sequence in the mailbox name.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 4.3 MEDIUM
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (05/21/2008)
This issue did not affect Red Hat Enterprise Linux prior to version 5. An update to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 was released to correct this issue: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2008-0297.html

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External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SR:2007:008
External Source: BID
Name: 23552
External Source: MLIST
Name: [dovecot-news] 20070330 Security hole #3: zlib plugin allows opening any gziped mboxes
External Source: MLIST
Name: [dovecot-cvs] 20070330 dovecot/src/lib-storage/index/mbox mbox-storage.c,,
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2007-1452
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://dovecot.org/doc/NEWS
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10995
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2008:0297
External Source: XF
Name: dovecot-mboxstorage-directory-traversal(34082)
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-487-1
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1359
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20070418 rPSA-2007-0074-1 dovecot

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10995
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

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