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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2008-4577

Original release date: 10/15/2008
Last revised: 03/07/2011


The ACL plugin in Dovecot before 1.1.4 treats negative access rights as if they are positive access rights, which allows attackers to bypass intended access restrictions.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 6.4 (MEDIUM) (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 4.9
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification

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External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-2745
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2008-9232
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2008-9202
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2008:232
External Source: BID
Name: 31587
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2009:0205
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10376
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200812-16
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-838-1
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SR:2009:004
External Source: MLIST
Name: [Dovecot-news] 20081005 v1.1.4 released
Type: Patch Information
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=240409

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10376
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

Vulnerable software and versions

+ Configuration 1
+ OR
* cpe:/a:dovecot:dovecot:1.1:rc2
* cpe:/a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0.12
* cpe:/a:dovecot:dovecot:1.1
* cpe:/a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0.rc15
* cpe:/a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0.rc14
* cpe:/a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0.rc17
* cpe:/a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0.rc16
* cpe:/a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0.rc19
* cpe:/a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0.rc18
* cpe:/a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0.rc20
* cpe:/a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0.rc2
* cpe:/a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0.7
* cpe:/a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0.rc22
* cpe:/a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0.6
* cpe:/a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0.rc21
* cpe:/a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0.10
* cpe:/a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0.rc24
* cpe:/a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0.8
* cpe:/a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0.rc23
* cpe:/a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0.rc26
* cpe:/a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0.9
* cpe:/a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0.rc25
* cpe:/a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0.rc28
* cpe:/a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0.rc27
* cpe:/a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0
* cpe:/a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0.2
* cpe:/a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0.beta1
* cpe:/a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0_rc29
* cpe:/a:dovecot:dovecot:0.99.13
* cpe:/a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0.beta2
* cpe:/a:dovecot:dovecot:0.99.14
* cpe:/a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0.beta3
* cpe:/a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0.3
* cpe:/a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0.beta4
* cpe:/a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0.4
* cpe:/a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0.beta5
* cpe:/a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0.5
* cpe:/a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0.beta6
* cpe:/a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0.beta7
* cpe:/a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0.beta8
* cpe:/a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0.beta9
* cpe:/a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0.rc1
* cpe:/a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0.rc10
* cpe:/a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0.rc11
* cpe:/a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0.rc12
* cpe:/a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0.rc13
* cpe:/a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0.rc5
* cpe:/a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0.rc6
* cpe:/a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0.rc3
* cpe:/a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0.rc4
* cpe:/a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0.rc9
* cpe:/a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0.rc7
* cpe:/a:dovecot:dovecot:1.0.rc8
* cpe:/a:dovecot:dovecot:1.1.0
* cpe:/a:dovecot:dovecot:1.1.1
* cpe:/a:dovecot:dovecot:1.1.2
* cpe:/a:dovecot:dovecot:1.1.3 and previous versions

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Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)
  • Permissions, Privileges, and Access Control (CWE-264)