Package name
dovecot
Date
2008-11-19
Advisory ID
MDVSA-2008:232
Affected versions
2009.0 x86_64 , 2009.0 i586

Problem description

The ACL plugin in dovecot prior to version 1.1.4 treated negative
access rights as though they were positive access rights, which allowed
attackers to bypass intended access restrictions (CVE-2008-4577).

The ACL plugin in dovecot prior to version 1.1.4 allowed attackers to
bypass intended access restrictions by using the 'k' right to create
unauthorized 'parent/child/child' mailboxes (CVE-2008-4578).

In addition, two bugs were discovered in the dovecot package shipped
with Mandriva Linux 2009.0. The default permissions on the dovecot.conf
configuration file were too restrictive, which prevents the use of
dovecot's 'deliver' command as a non-root user. Secondly, dovecot
should not start until after ntpd, if ntpd is active, because if ntpd
corrects the time backwards while dovecot is running, dovecot will
quit automatically, with the log message 'Time just moved backwards
by X seconds. This might cause a lot of problems, so I'll just kill
myself now.' The update resolves both these problems. The default
permissions on dovecot.conf now allow the 'deliver' command to read the
file. Note that if you edited dovecot.conf at all prior to installing
the update, the new permissions may not be applied. If you find the
'deliver' command still does not work following the update, please
run these commands as root:

# chmod 0640 /etc/dovecot.conf
# chown root:mail /etc/dovecot.conf

Dovecot's initialization script now configures it to start after the
ntpd service, to ensure ntpd resetting the clock does not interfere
with Dovecot operation.

This package corrects the above-noted bugs and security issues by
upgrading to the latest dovecot 1.1.6, which also provides additional
bug fixes.

Updated packages

2009.0 x86_64

 1c4936b072f401ea2c94c6c7b3d6b427  2009.0/x86_64/dovecot-1.1.6-0.1mdv2009.0.x86_64.rpm
 5d869999de273e36c8bda186fb2610a0  2009.0/x86_64/dovecot-devel-1.1.6-0.1mdv2009.0.x86_64.rpm
 9bc71b93dce1b7995039e0cbf7623803  2009.0/x86_64/dovecot-plugins-gssapi-1.1.6-0.1mdv2009.0.x86_64.rpm
 264aaf2cbec7ef2ea7071f14b6bf174a  2009.0/x86_64/dovecot-plugins-ldap-1.1.6-0.1mdv2009.0.x86_64.rpm 
 c2878a5f597b8a9f66605df32cf65a06  2009.0/SRPMS/dovecot-1.1.6-0.1mdv2009.0.src.rpm

2009.0 i586

 437fcab249d5274b3101bb7c953c2a79  2009.0/i586/dovecot-1.1.6-0.1mdv2009.0.i586.rpm
 0ca908249ab050c56e61dadfd0fb1c33  2009.0/i586/dovecot-devel-1.1.6-0.1mdv2009.0.i586.rpm
 48b2d085ef9a6a1c1dfcb55f3af6090b  2009.0/i586/dovecot-plugins-gssapi-1.1.6-0.1mdv2009.0.i586.rpm
 8698367ab382293be85e3e7fb65b38ca  2009.0/i586/dovecot-plugins-ldap-1.1.6-0.1mdv2009.0.i586.rpm 
 c2878a5f597b8a9f66605df32cf65a06  2009.0/SRPMS/dovecot-1.1.6-0.1mdv2009.0.src.rpm

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