Bug 251007 (CVE-2007-4211)

Summary: CVE-2007-4211 Dovecot possible privilege ascalation in ACL plugin
Product: [Other] Security Response Reporter: Red Hat Product Security <security-response-team>
Component: vulnerabilityAssignee: Red Hat Product Security <security-response-team>
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Version: unspecifiedCC: kreilly
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Hardware: All   
OS: Linux   
URL: http://www.dovecot.org/list/dovecot-news/2007-August/000048.html
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Last Closed: 2008-05-29 06:57:22 UTC Type: ---
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Bug Depends On: 251008, 251009, 384771    
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Description Lubomir Kundrak 2007-08-06 14:22:18 UTC
Description of problem:

A new version of dovecot was issued, The announcement (see URL) reads:
	- ACL plugin: If user was given i (insert) right for a mailbox, but
	  not all s/t/w (seen, deleted, other flags) rights, COPY and APPEND
	  commands weren't supposed to allow saving those flags. This is
	  technically a security fix, but it's unlikely this caused problems
	  for anyone.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

        Affects: FC7
        Affects: FC6
        Affects: RHEL5
        Doesn't Affect: RHEL4 (no ACL plugin)
        Doesn't Affect: RHEL3 (dovecot not shipped)
        Doesn't Affect: RHEL2.1 (dovecot not shipped)

Comment 5 Tomas Hoger 2008-05-29 06:57:22 UTC
Upstream fixed in 1.0.3:


All current Fedora versions ship fixed upstream version.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 fixed via:


Comment 6 Red Hat Bugzilla 2009-10-23 19:06:08 UTC
Reporter changed to security-response-team@redhat.com by request of Jay Turner.